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Wars of the Age of Louis XIV, 1650-1715: An Encyclopedia of Global Warfare and Civilization (Greenwood Encyclopedias of Modern World Wars)

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Dominated by the ambitions of France's King Louis XIV, Europe in the years 1650-1715 witnessed a series of wars from which emerged many of the theories, practices, and technologies that characterize modern warfare. During this period European armies evolved modern ideas of army organization and military leadership, as well as modern views of campaign strategy and battle tactics. As European soldiers and colonists moved into Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas, the practice or influence of their military techniques and ideas also affected wars fought in those places. In this volume, an award-winning author of reference works on international relations and war describes and defines important events, technologies, and individuals from this seminal period of global military history. Besides more than 1000 extensively cross-referenced entries, the encyclopedia also includes 14 maps of various wars and battles, as well as a detailed chronology of the period and a current, select bibliography of useful print and nonprint information resources. Among the entries are many, such as the following, which describe the course and consequences of various wars of the period: BLFirst Anglo-Dutch War (1652-1654) BLFrench and Indian Wars (1689-1763) BLGreat Northern War (1700-1721) BLKing Philip's War (1675-1676) BLNine Years' War (1688-1697) BLQueen Anne's War (1702-1713) BLScanian War (1674-1679) BLWar of Devolution (1667-1668) BLWar of the Reunions (1683-1684) BLWar of the Spanish Succession (1701-1713) Other entries, such as the following, describe the course and explain the importance of various battles and sieges: BLAlmanza, Battle of (April 14/25, 1707) BLBeachy Head, Battle of (June 30/July 10, 1690) BLBuda, Siege of (June 17-September 2, 1686) BLKockersberg, Battle of (October 7, 1677) BLLille, Siege of (August 14-December 10, 1708) BLMalplaquet, Battle of (August 31/September 11, 1709) BLRamillies, Battle of (May12/23, 1706) BLZenta, Battle of (September 1/11, 1697) Other entries, such as the following, describe national armies and navies of the period: BLBritish Army BLDutch Army BLFrench Army BLIrish Establishment BLRoyal Navy BLRussian Army BLSpanish Navy BLState's Navy Many entries, such as the following, describe the careers and influence of important military figures of the period: BLCadogan, William (1675-1726) BLEugene, Prince of Savoy (1663-1736) BLKarl XII, of Sweden (1682-1718) BLMarlborough, John Churchill, Duke of (1650-1722) BLSchomberg, Friedrich, Graf von (1615-1690) BLTurenne, Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, vicomte de (1611-1675) BLVillars, Claude Louis, duc de (1653-1734)
  • William III, of England and Scotland (1650-1702) Finally, many entries, such as the following, cover events and individuals from countries and wars outside Europe: BLAurangzeb (1618-1707) (India) BLBanner System (China) BLDeerfield Raid (February 29, 1704) (Massachusetts) BLHudson Bay Company (Canada) BLIndian Wars (Americas) BLJapan BLKara Mustafa Pasha (1634-1683) (Ottoman Turkey) BLManchus (China) BLMarathas (India) BLPeter (Pyotr) I (1672-1725) (Russia) Information in all entries can be accessed through a detailed subject index and through the use of cross-references found in the main entry listing and within the entries themselves.
  • Book News Annotation:

    As part of the Greenwood Encyclopedia of Modern World Wars series, this volume concentrates on global warfare during the age of Louis XIV, with entries focusing on the events, social conditions, types of weaponry, warfare economies and professional military standards that were prevalent from 1650 to 1715. Nolan (Boston U.) has arranged these entries alphabetically, using simple and descriptive text rather than a structured format while foregoing graphics and illustrations on each page. A section is included that features detailed maps of the primary battles of this period, including campaigns from individual countries. This reference volume should be helpful to anyone doing historical research from this era. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

    Synopsis:

    Information in all entries can be accessed through a detailed subject index and through the use of cross-references found in the main entry listing and within the entries themselves.

    Synopsis:

    Besides more than 1000 extensively cross-referenced entries, the encyclopedia also includes 14 maps of various wars and battles, as well as a detailed chronology of the period and a current, select bibliography of useful print and nonprint information resources.

    Synopsis:

    Dominated by the ambitions of France's King Louis XIV, Europe in the years 1650-1715 witnessed a series of wars from which emerged many of the theories, practices, and technologies that characterize modern warfare. During this period, European armies evolved modern ideas of army organization and military leadership, as well as modern views of campaign strategy and battle tactics. As European soldiers and colonists moved into Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas, the practice or influence of their military techniques and ideas also affected wars fought in those places. In this volume's 1000 plus entries, an award-winning author of reference works on international relations and war describes and defines important events, technologies, and individuals from this seminal period of global military history.

    Synopsis:

    Offering over 1000 entries on important events, technologies, and people, this encyclopedia traces the development of modern warfare in Europe during the years 1650-1715 and the extension of those military techniques and practices into Asia, the Americas, and elsewhere.

    About the Author

    CATHAL J. NOLAN is Executive Director of Boston University's International History Institute, and Associate Professor of History. He is the author of the multiple award-winning Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations (Greenwood, 2002) and the award-winning Notable U.S. Ambassadors since 1775: A Biographical Dictionary (Greenwood, 1997). Dr. Nolan has also authored, co-authored, or edited many books, including The Age of Wars of Religion, 1000-1650 (Greenwood, 2006); Ethics and Statecraft: The Moral Dimension of International Affairs (Praeger, 2004), and Power and Responsibility in World Affairs: Reformation versus Transformation (Praeger, 2004).

    Table of Contents

    List of Entries

    Preface

    Introduction

    Note on Dates

    Maps

    The Encyclopedia

    Chronology of Major Events, 1650-1715

    Select Bibliography

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780313330469
    Author:
    Nolan, Cathal J.
    Publisher:
    Greenwood Press
    Author:
    Nolan, Cathal
    Subject:
    World - General
    Subject:
    Europe - General
    Subject:
    Military - General
    Subject:
    Military art and science
    Subject:
    Military history, Modern
    Subject:
    World
    Subject:
    Military history, Modern -- 18th century.
    Subject:
    Military art and science -- History.
    Subject:
    World History-General
    Series:
    Greenwood Encyclopedias of Modern World Wars
    Publication Date:
    20080831
    Binding:
    HARDCOVER
    Grade Level:
    Professional and scholarly
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    656
    Dimensions:
    10.00x7.10x1.80 in. 3.25 lbs.

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    "Synopsis" by , Information in all entries can be accessed through a detailed subject index and through the use of cross-references found in the main entry listing and within the entries themselves.
    "Synopsis" by , Besides more than 1000 extensively cross-referenced entries, the encyclopedia also includes 14 maps of various wars and battles, as well as a detailed chronology of the period and a current, select bibliography of useful print and nonprint information resources.
    "Synopsis" by , Dominated by the ambitions of France's King Louis XIV, Europe in the years 1650-1715 witnessed a series of wars from which emerged many of the theories, practices, and technologies that characterize modern warfare. During this period, European armies evolved modern ideas of army organization and military leadership, as well as modern views of campaign strategy and battle tactics. As European soldiers and colonists moved into Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas, the practice or influence of their military techniques and ideas also affected wars fought in those places. In this volume's 1000 plus entries, an award-winning author of reference works on international relations and war describes and defines important events, technologies, and individuals from this seminal period of global military history.
    "Synopsis" by , Offering over 1000 entries on important events, technologies, and people, this encyclopedia traces the development of modern warfare in Europe during the years 1650-1715 and the extension of those military techniques and practices into Asia, the Americas, and elsewhere.
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