The Renaissance at War (Smithsonian History of Warfare)

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9780060891954: The Renaissance at War (Smithsonian History of Warfare)

Part of a unique venture: the twenty-four volume Cassell History of Warfare series that captures the entire history of warfare.

Thomas Arnold is a world-renowned historian, and Professor of Military History at Yale.

Fully Illustrated throughout, incorporating computer generated cartography that brings the battlefields to life.

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A compelling account of the ¿military revolution¿ of the 16th Century: the complete transformation of the art of war in Europe through the introduction of gunpowder and modern military methods.

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Prof Thomas Arnold is Professor of History at Yale University. His special subject is the gunpowder revolution of the sixteenth century. Geoffry Parker, the Yale University of Military History has specifically mentioned him as an outstanding scholar in his field.

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