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The business of war : military enterprise and military revolution in early modern Europe

Author: David Parrott
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"This is a major new approach to the military revolution and the relationship between warfare and the power of the state in early modern Europe. Whereas previous accounts have emphasised the growth of state-run armies during this period, David Parrott argues instead that the delegation of military responsibility to sophisticated and extensive networks of private enterprise reached unprecedented levels. This included  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Parrott
ISBN: 9780521514835 0521514835 9780521735582 0521735580
OCLC Number: 746316063
Description: xvii, 429 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Foundations and Expansion --
1. Military resources for hire, 1450-1560 --
2. The expansion of military enterprise, 1560-1620 --
3. Diversity and adaptation: military enterprise during the Thirty Years War --
Part II. Operations and Structures --
4. The military contractor at war --
5. The business of war --
6. Continuity, transformation and rhetoric in European warfare after 1650 --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: David Parrott.
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