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Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe : Gunpowder, Technology, and Tactics
by Bert S. Hall


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Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe explores the history of gunpowder in Europe from the thirteenth century, when it was first imported from China, to the sixteenth century, as firearms became central to the conduct of war.  Read more...


 
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Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe explores the history of gunpowder in Europe from the thirteenth century, when it was first imported from China, to the sixteenth century, as firearms became central to the conduct of war. Bridging the fields of military history and the history of technology--and challenging past assumptions about Europe's "gunpowder revolution"--Hall discovers a complex and fascinating story. Military inventors faced a host of challenges, he finds, from Europe's lack of naturally occurring saltpeter--one of gunpowder's major components--to the limitations of smooth-bore firearms. Manufacturing cheap, reliable gunpowder proved a difficult feat, as did making firearms that had reasonably predictable performance characteristics. Hall details the efforts of armorers across Europe as they experimented with a variety of gunpowder recipes and gunsmithing techniques, and he examines the integration of new weapons into the existing structure of European warfare.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780801869945
  • ISBN-10: 0801869943
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publish Date: December 2001
  • Page Count: 320
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-UP

Series: Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology #9

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Books > History > Military - Strategy
Books > Technology > Military Science
Books > History > Europe - Renaissance

 
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