The Early Modern era was a transformative period in the history of warfare. Armies became larger and increasingly professionalized, while gunpowder weaponry changed warfare forever with new firearms and artillery.
The Early Modern Wars 1500–1775 – the third volume in the Encyclopedia of Warfare Series – charts this explosive era of invasion, revolt and civil war.
A chronological guide to conflict on every continent, including the wars of the Ottoman Empire, the Thirty Years’ War (1618–1648) that decimated much of central Europe and the Seven Years’ War that saw some of Frederick the Great’s most famous victories, this volume gives a comprehensive guide to wars from throughout the period, covering the battlegrounds both on land and at sea. Featuring full colour maps illustrating the formations and strategies used, plus narrative descriptions of the circumstances behind each battle, this is a comprehensive guide to the conflicts of the early modern world.
The Encyclopedia of Warfare Series is an authoritative compendium of almost five millennia of conflict, from the ancient world to the Arab Spring. Written in a style accessible to both the student and the general enthusiast, it reflects the latest thinking among military historians and will prove an indispensible reference guide.