In this latest addition to the
War & Conflict Through the Ages series, Brian Sandberg offers a truly global examination of the intersections between war, culture, and society in the early modern period. He traces the innovative military technologies and practices that emerged around 1500, exploring the different forms of warfare including dynastic war, religious warfare, raiding warfare, and peasant revolt that shaped conflicts during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He explains how significant social, economic, and political developments transformed warfare on land and at sea at a time of global imperialism and growing mercantilism, forcing states and military systems to respond to rapidly changing situations.
Engaging and insightful,
War and Conflict in the Early Modern World will appeal to scholars and students of world history, the early modern period, and those interested in the broader relationship between war and society.
Brian Sandberg is Associate Professor of History at Northern Illinois University
ContentsList of TablesList of FiguresList of AbbreviationsAcknowledgementsIntroductionPart I Contexts1 Counting Africa s Conflicts (and their Casualties)2 The Terrain of StrugglePart II Ingredients3 Neopatrimonialism4 Resources5 Sovereignty6 Ethnicity7 ReligionPart III Responses8 Organization-Building9 Peacemaking10 Peace Operations11 AidConclusionAppendixNotesReferencesIndex