War was a central theme in the world history of the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with military capability and activity central to its states, societies, economies and cultures. War in the World 1450–1600 provides...Show More
War was a central theme in the world history of the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with military capability and activity central to its states, societies, economies and cultures. War in the World 1450–1600 provides an account of warfare in the period, placing it in global context. It offers a corrective to a narrative that has emphasised European developments and obscured the history of non-European military systems and cultures of war.
Highlighting conflict between non-Western powers, which constituted most of the conflict around the world, as well as giving due attention to warfare between Western and non-Western powers, Black emphasises the breadth and variety of military trajectories and connections. This comparative context also provides a framework for considering the idea of a European-based Military Revolution. A wide-ranging account of world military history in a period of substantial development, the book will be essential reading for those interested in global history and conflict.
War in the World 1450–1600 is designed as a companion volume to Jeremy Black's Beyond the Military Revolution: Warfare in the Seventeenth-Century World.
Global history is a growing area of research, and lecturers are increasingly looking for new books that help them make global connections in their teaching
Argues against privileging 'the West' in the history of warfare: instead giving students access to an impressive range of starting points for considering war in this period across Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Jeremy Black is a prolific historian with an international reputation in military history
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The Expansion of Europe 1450-1600
Warfare, Social Contexts and State Development
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Mastering Modern World History Norman Lowe
- A History of Spain Simon Barton
- Contemporary Britain John McCormick
- Studying History Jeremy Black, Donald MacRaild
- A Short History of Asia Colin Mason
- A History of the Baltic States Andres Kasekamp
- A History of the United States Philip Jenkins
- History of Africa Kevin Shillington
- A History of Australia Mark Peel, Christina Twomey
- A History of Modern Tourism Eric Zuelow
- A Short History of the British Industrial Revolution Emma Griffin
- A History of Southern Africa Alois S. Mlambo, Neil Parsons