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The field and the forge : population, production, and power in the pre-industrial West

Author: John Landers
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : [Online-ausg.]
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Offers an innovative approach to the pre-industrial history of Europe and the Mediterranean basin from Roman times through to the Industrial Revolution. This analysis demonstrates how technology  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Landers
ISBN: 9780199279579 0199279578
OCLC Number: 604720276
Notes: Gesehen am 22.02.2010.
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg. Oxford Oxford Univ. Press, 2010. online-Ressource.
Description: 454 S. : ill.
Contents: 1. Introduction - Time, Space, and Population ; PART I: THE ORGANIC ECONOMY AND DEMOGRAPHIC SPACE ; 2. Population Dynamics ; 3. Production and Technology ; 4. The Means of Transport ; 5. Trade and Traffic ; PART II: MILITARY TECHNOLOGY ; 6. Battlefields before Gunpowder ; 7. The Gunpowder Revolution ; 8. Military Capital: Oars, Sails, Walls, and Guns ; PART III: FORCE, POWER, AND SPACE ; 9. War and the Organic Economy ; 10. Power and Space I: Expanding Control ; 11. Power and Space II: Maintaining Control ; PART IV: WAR, POPULATION, AND RESOURCES ; 12. The Cost of War: Manpower and Resources ; 13. Population, Production, and Technology ; 14. The Cost of War: Mortality and Population Loss ; 15. Spending, Taxing, and Borrowing ; 16. Conclusion ; Bibliography ; Appendixes
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online
Responsibility: John Landers.

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