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Military transition in early modern Asia, 1400-1750 : cavalry, guns, governments and ships

Author: Kaushik Roy
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, [2014] ©2014
Series: Bloomsbury studies in military history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kaushik Roy
ISBN: 9781780937656 1780937652 1780938004 9781780938004 1780938136 9781780938134
OCLC Number: 870426270
Description: xv, 285 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The culture of warfare in Asia befoe 1500 --
Battles and campaigns of the Asian armies and gunpowder technology: 1500-1750 --
Siege warfare and siege artillery in Asia --
Naval warfare by the Asian states --
Military systems and societies of Asia.
Series Title: Bloomsbury studies in military history.
Responsibility: Kaushik Roy.

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"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."--Publishers website.

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