Warfare in Eastern Europe, 1500-1800 [electronic resource] /
edited by Brian L. Davies.
Boston : Brill, 2012.
vi, 364 p. : map ; 25 cm.
9789004221963 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Boston : Brill, 2012.
9789004221963 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Economic effectiveness of the Pomest'e System: an examination of estate incomes and military expenses in the mid-16th century / Janet Martin -- The Habsburg defense system in Hungary against the Ottomans in the 16th century: a catalyst of military development in Central Europe / Geza Palff y -- The Polish-Lithuanian army in the reign of King Stefan Bathory, (1576-1586) / Dariusz Kupisz -- Guliai-Gorod, Wagenburg, and Tabor tactics in 16th-17th century Muscovy and Eastern Europe / Brian Davies -- The Flodorf Project: Russia in the international mercenary market in the early seventeenth century / Oleg A. Nozdrin -- Food and supply: logistics and the early modern Russian army / Carol B. Stevens -- Crimean Tatar long-range campaigns: the view from Remmal Khoja's The history of Sahib Gerey Khan / Victor Ostapchuk -- The siege of Azov in 1641: military realities and literary myth / Brian J. Boeck -- The generation of 1683: the scientific revolution and generalship in the Habsburg army, 1686-1723 / Erik R. Lund -- Command and control in the seventeenth-century Russian army / Peter B. Brown -- Ottoman military power in the eighteenth century / Virginia Aksan.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-356) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2012-08-01:
In this collection of articles, talented young scholars probe the question of Michael Roberts and Geoffrey Parker's early modern military revolution theory on primarily Russia, Poland/Lithuania, and the Ottoman and Habsburg Empires. Editor Davies has a most helpful introduction that puts the volume as a whole and the individual articles in historiographical perspective. The articles cover a wide range of topics, including Ivan the Terrible's Pomest'e System as an insufficient method of supporting a cavalryman on campaign; the effectiveness of the Polish/Lithuanian army in the 16th century, despite political handicaps; the army of the Khanate of the Crimea as one of the most feared forces of its time; and the adaptation (not decline) of the Ottoman military establishment in the 18th century. The volume is particularly helpful in examining Jeremy Black's contention that probing the idea of a military revolution in Europe at this time is best achieved not by comparing Western armies with other Western armies, but with non-Western armies, of which there were a number in eastern Europe. Summing Up: Recommended. General collections, graduate students, faculty. K. A. Roider Louisiana State University
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This volume examines continuities and developments in the conduct of warfare in early modern Eastern Europe from the early 16th century to the late 18th century.
Description for Reader
All those interested in early modern military history and the political history of Eastern Europe.
Long Description
This volume examines continuities and new developments in the conduct of warfare in early modern Eastern Europe from the early sixteenth century, when Ottoman imperial expansion reached the Danube and Crimea, to the late eighteenth century, when the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was partitioned out of existence and Russia rolled back Ottoman power from Ukraine and Moldavia. Contributors include specialists in Russian, Polish, Ottoman, Habsburg, Cossack, and Crimean Tatar history. The essays engage military history understood in the broadest sense and treat such subjects as taxation, recruitment, the sociology and culture of officer corps, logistics, command-and-control, and ideology as well as technology and tactics. The volume aims at facilitating comparative study of Eastern European military development across Eastern Europe and its points of divergence from military practice in the West.Contributors are Virginia H. Aksan, Brian J. Boeck, Peter B. Brown, Brian Davies, Dariusz Kupisz, Erik Lund, Janet Martin, Oleg Nozdrin, Victor Ostapchuk, Geza Palffy and Carol Belkin Stevens.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Economic Effectiveness of the Muscovite Pomest'e System: An Examination of estate Incomes and Military Expenses in the Mid-16th Centuryp. 19
The Habsburg Defense System in Hungary Against the Ottomans in the Sixteenth Century: A Catalyst of Military Development in Central Europep. 35
The Polish-Lithuanian Army in the Reign of King Stefan Bathory (1576-1586)p. 63
Guliai-gorod, Wagenburg, and Tabor Tactics in 16th-17th Century Muscovy and Eastern Europep. 93
The Flodorf Project: Russia in the International Mercenary Market in the Early Seventeenth Centuryp. 109
Food and Supply: Logistics and the Early Modern Russian Armyp. 119
Crimean Tatar Long-Range Campaigns: The View from Remmal Khoja's History of Sahib Gerey knanp. 147
The Siege of Azov in 1641: Military Realities and Literary Mythp. 173
The Generation of 1683: The Scientific Revolution and Generalship in the Habsburg Army, 1686-1723p. 199
Command and Control in the Seventeenth-Century Russian Armyp. 249
Ottoman Military Power in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 315
List of Contributorsp. 349
Bibliographyp. 353
Indexp. 357
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