Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750

Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750

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A substantial amount of work has been carried out to explore the military systems of Western Europe during the early modern era, but the military trajectories of the Asian states have received relatively little attention. This study provides the first comparative study of the major Asian empires' military systems and explores the extent of the impact of West European military transition on the extra-European world. Kaushik Roy conducts a comparative analysis of the armies and navies of the large agrarian bureaucratic empires of Asia, focusing on the question of how far the Asian polities were able to integrate gunpowder weapons in their military systems. Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750 offers important insights into the common patterns in war making across the region, and the impact of firearms and artillery.The Asian civilizations (except Japan), unlike the West European states being threatened by the Inner Asian steppe nomads, had ... To sum up, the geographical proximity of the steppe nomads prevented the incremental evolution of gunpowder ... Warfare and Culture in World History (New York: New York University Press, 2011), p. ... Douglas E. Streusanda#39;s 33 34 35 10 11 12 13 14 15 Islamic Notes 208.

Title:Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750
Author:Kaushik Roy
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2014-05-22


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