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Overstrong Against Thyself: War, the State, and Growth in Europe on the Eve of the Industrial Revolution

J. Bradford De Long

in A Not-so-dismal Science: A Broader View of Economies and Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294900
eISBN:
9780191596728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294905.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

A historical analysis of early modern Western Europe demonstrates that it was the interests of princes and kings, and the forms of government, that mainly determined whether there was economic growth ... More


An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Roger B. Manning

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines the military experiences of peers and gentlemen from the British Isles who volunteered to fight in the religious and dynastic wars of mainland Europe, as well as the ordinary men ... More


A War of Many Parts

S. J. Connolly

in Divided Kingdom: Ireland 1630-1800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199543472
eISBN:
9780191716553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543472.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter traces the prolonged military conflict of 1641-53. It examines the elaborate system of government, with headquarters at Kilkenny, established by the Confederate Catholics, as well as the ... More


Lending to the Sound of Cannon

Mauricio Drelichman and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151496
eISBN:
9781400848430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151496.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses wartime spending and the rise of the fiscal-military state. The need to borrow was intimately related to the cost of war. After 1500, a “military revolution” transformed ... More


The Habsburg Netherlands, 1549–1567

James D. Tracy

in The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199209118
eISBN:
9780191706134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209118.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the forty years between 1520 and 1559, the Habsburg and Valois dynasties were at war for twenty years. This struggle for hegemony in Europe entailed not just recurring warfare along the ... More


“We Have Got the Maxim Gun”

Paul K. Macdonald

in Networks of Domination: The Social Foundations of Peripheral Conquest in International Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199362165
eISBN:
9780190217952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362165.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter defines peripheral conquest and describes some of the reasons why peripheral conquest differs from the cases of European interstate conquest that attract most attention from ... More


Afghanistan and the Nature of Future Conflicts

Kaushik Roy

in War and Society in Afghanistan: From the Mughals to the Americans, 1500–2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198099109
eISBN:
9780199085286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099109.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Discussion about the nature of warfare in Afghanistan is related with several bigger inter-related debates in the field of military history. First, is the world witnessing a Military Revolution, or a ... More


Revolution, Evolution, or Devolution: The Military and the Making of Colonial India

Douglas M. Peers

in Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753088
eISBN:
9780814765272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753088.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter highlights the orientalist roots of assumptions about European military superiority in South Asia and questions the extent to which Europeans in fact enjoyed any decisive technological ... More


The Military Revolution in the Deccan

Richard M. Eaton and Phillip B. Wagoner

in Power, Memory, Architecture: Contested Sites on India's Deccan Plateau, 1300-1600

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198092216
eISBN:
9780199082803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092216.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 7 addresses the advent of gunpowder technology in the Deccan generally, and in Raichur in particular, since that city happened to witness the earliest recorded deployment of firearms anywhere ... More


The Military Revolution of Native North America: Firearms, Forts, and Polities

Wayne E. Lee

in Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753088
eISBN:
9780814765272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753088.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the consequences of introducing new technologies and techniques to Native American warfare and whether their introduction changed their way of war and thereby changed their ... More


Gentlemen and Soldiers: Competing Visions of Manhood in Early Jamestown

John Gilbert Mccurdy

in New Men: Manliness in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727805
eISBN:
9780814728475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727805.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

On May 14, 1607, 104 men and boys landed on a small peninsula in the Chesapeake and established Jamestown. The colonists sailed not for themselves but for the Virginia Company, whose shareholders ... More


The Revolution in Military Affairs and Strategic Thought in the US Military, 1991–2003

Peter R. Mansoor

in Landpower in the Long War: Projecting Force After 9/11

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177571
eISBN:
9780813177588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177571.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

A recurring theme of post-World War II US military history is the fixation of American policy-makers on technological solutions to strategic challenges. In the wake of the 1991 victory in the Gulf ... More


Had a Distinct Template for a ‘Western Way of War’ been Established before 1800?

David Parrott

in The Changing Character of War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199596737
eISBN:
9780191803543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199596737.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the development of the Western way of war. Since the seventeenth century, Western military superiority has rested on the ability of states and peoples to stay ahead of the game ... More


The Rise of the Large Integrated Plantation

Trevor Burnard

in Planters, Merchants, and Slaves: Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226286105
eISBN:
9780226286242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286242.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Using British author Daniel Defoe and his novel Colonial Jack as a guide to the transition to the large integrated plantation in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, this chapter ... More


The Rise of Military Transformation

Frans Osinga

in A Transformation Gap?: American Innovations and European Military Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763776
eISBN:
9780804781800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763776.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter describes the rise of military transformation in detail. It specifically reviews the rise of Military Transformation in both the United States and European contexts. Desert Storm can be ... More


Weapons: The Growth and Spread of the Precision-Strike Regime

Thomas G. Mahnken

in The Modern American Military

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199895946
eISBN:
9780190252663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895946.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

For two decades, scholars and practitioners have argued that the world is experiencing a revolution in military affairs (RMA) brought on by the development and diffusion of precision-strike and ... More


MR. RUMSFELD’S WAR: Transformation, Doctrine, and “Phase IV” Planning for Iraq

David Fitzgerald

in Learning to Forget: US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785815
eISBN:
9780804786423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785815.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines how Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s quest for ‘transformation’ of the US defense establishment affected Army approaches to counterinsurgency and what was now known as ... More


James and the Problem of Money

Conrad Russell

in King James VI and I and his English Parliaments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780198205067
eISBN:
9780191725098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205067.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter returns to the problem of crown finance from a broader perspective, reviewing the extent of the problem faced by the Crown, the need for high levels of expenditure to reward servants and ... More


European War-Making and the Rise of Nation States

John Hutchinson

in Nationalism and War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198798453
eISBN:
9780191839528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198798453.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter appraises the debates about the significance of European military revolutions for the rise of nation states. Outlining military-political models (by Charles Tilly and Michael Mann) that ... More


Santo Domingo and the Rise of Toussaint Louverture, 1795–1801

Graham T. Nessler

in Islandwide Struggle for Freedom: Revolution, Emancipation, and Reenslavement in Hispaniola, 1789-1809

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626864
eISBN:
9781469626888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626864.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter details the military history of Hispaniola from 1795, when the French Republic ejected the rival Spanish empire from the island, to 1801, when Toussaint Louverture unified the island ... More


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