The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe

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  • Copyright: 2012-04-09
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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This book offers a substantial reconsideration of early modern warfare and its relationship to the power of the state.

Author Biography

David Parrott is a fellow and lecturer at New College, University of Oxford. His previous books include Richelieu's Army: War, Government and Society in France 1624-1642 (Cambridge, 2001). Cover Illustration: Ferdinand Hodler, The Retreat from Marignano, central fresco, c. 1900, Inventory number LM-41994. Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zrich. Photo: courtesy Landesmuseum.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. viii
List of mapsp. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
List of abbreviationsp. xvi
Currenciesp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Foundations and expansionp. 25
Military resources for hire, 1450-1560p. 27
The expansion of military enterprise, 1560-1620p. 71
Diversity and adaptation: military enterprise during the Thirty Years Warp. 101
Operations and structuresp. 137
The military contractor at warp. 139
The business of warp. 196
Continuity, transformation and rhetoric in European warfare after 1650p. 260
Conclusionp. 307
Notesp. 328
Bibliographyp. 393
Indexp. 419
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