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Fighting Techniques of the Early Modern…

Fighting Techniques of the Early Modern World: Equipment, Combat Skills,… (2006)

by Christer Jörgensen, Michael Pavkovic (Author), Rob Rice (Author), Frederick Schneid (Author), Chris Scott (Author)

Other authors: Lennart Månsson (Translator)

Series: Fighting Techniques Series

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"Fighting Techniques of the Early Modern World describes the combat methods of soldiers in Europe and North America from 1500 to 1763. The book explores the unique tactics required to win battles in an era where the musket increasingly came to dominate the battlefield, and demonstrates how little has changed in some respects in the art of war." "Divided into five sections, the text first examines the individual components of the early modern army, the foot soldier and the mounted soldier, the equipment they wore and used, and how they fought together as a unit. Fighting Techniques of the Early Modern World describes the changes that occurred as a result of improved technology and gunpowder, and the impact that these changes had on the battlefield, where pikemen increasingly gave way to well-drilled bodies of musket-firing infantry." "Using specially-commissioned colour and black-and-white artworks to illustrate the battles, equipment and tactics of the era, Fighting Techniques of the Early Modern World shows in detail the methods by which armies - including Gustav Adolphus' Swedish and Frederick the Great's Prussian forces - prevailed over their foes, and why other armies were less successful. This book is an essential companion for readers interested in warfare in the early modern era."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)



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Samma upplägg som boken för medeltiden: övergripande info blandat med berättelser om olika slag. Här fungerar det lite sämre, eftersom slagskildringarna blir lite väl långa och man tröttnar. Å andra sidan är varje enskilt kapitel mer logiskt uppbyggt med strikt kausalitet, även om det blir hoppigt mellan de olika kapitlen. Andra minus inkluderar just "stormaktstiden" (dubbelfel: dels kan begreppet bara användas för svensk historia (även om Sverige hade det tvivelaktiga nöjet att för en tid vara föregångsland inom det militära), dels skildrar boken en längre tidsperiod än så) och allmänt slarv (Moritz av Oranien får se sitt namn stavat med både z och s, ibland i samma stycke). ( )
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Jörgensen, ChristerAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pavkovic, MichaelAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Rice, RobAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Schneid, FrederickAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Scott, ChrisAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Månsson, LennartTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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