MacGregor Knox, Williamson Murray's The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050 PDF

By MacGregor Knox, Williamson Murray

ISBN-10: 052180079X

ISBN-13: 9780521800792

The Dynamics of army Revolution bridges an incredible hole within the rising literature on revolutions in army affairs. It means that very diverse phenomena were at paintings during the last centuries: "military revolutions," that are pushed by way of sizeable social and political alterations, and "revolutions in army affairs," which army associations have directed, even though frequently with nice trouble and ambiguous effects. MacGregor Knox and Williamson Murray offer a conceptual framework and ancient context for knowing the styles of swap, innovation, and version that experience marked warfare within the Western global because the fourteenth century--beginning with Edward III's revolution in medieval struggle, throughout the improvement of recent army associations in seventeenth-century France, to the army influence of mass politics within the French Revolution, the cataclysmic military-industrial fight of 1914-1918, and the German Blitzkrieg victories of 1940. Case reviews and a conceptual assessment provide an indispensible advent to progressive army change,--which is as inevitable because it is hard to foretell. Macgregor Knox is the Stevenson Professor of overseas historical past on the London university of Economics and Political technology. he's the writer of universal future (Cambridge, 2000) and Hitler's Italian Allies (Cambridge, 2000). Knox and Murray are co-editors of creating of procedure (Cambridge, 1996). Willamson Murray is Senior Fellow on the Institute for protection research. he's the co-editor of army Innovation within the Interwar interval (Cambridge, 1996) and writer of A conflict to Be received (Harvard college Press, 2000).

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24. David Edge and John Miles Paddock, The Arms and Armour of the Medieval Knight (New York, 1988), pp. 84, 78; Humble, Medieval Warfare, p. 147. The illumination of c. 1338 in BL MS Egerton 3028, fo. 18, shows a level of armor comparable to that of d'Abernon's. 9 (the highest before 1338). 4. 3. That state of affairs did not outlast the English triumphs in the first stage of the Hundred Years' War: from 1359 onward the mean horse value was much lower, around £8-9 (Ayton, Knights and Warhorses, p.

Though the final transfer of sovereignty never actually took place, the French did agree to it. Knighton, Chronicon, vol. 2, p. 55; Thomas Gray, Scalacronica, ed. Joseph Stevenson (Edinburgh, 1836), p. 301; H. S. Offler, "England and Germany at the beginning of the Hundred Years' War," English Historical Review LIV (1939). " 1 1 Indeed, wrote the chronicler Thomas Walsingham, "it seemed to the English almost as if a new sun had arisen, because of . . " IZ Medieval historians have recently begun to examine this remarkable transformation in war-making ability from the perspective of the early modern "military revolution" thesis - either within a purely British context, as part of an "Edwardian military revolution," or, along with the accomplishments of Flemings, Swiss, Scots, and others as part of the "infantry revolution" of the early fourteenth century.

P. 346. There are no pay records for 1333, but Ferriby's wardrobe book shows that by 1334 even earls were accepting pay. BL, Cottonian MSS, Nero C VIII, fo. Z33. Cf. C. T. , The Hundred Years' War (London, 1971), pp. 177, 180; Kenneth Fowler, The King's Lieutenant: Henry of Grosmont, First Duke of Lancaster, 1310-1361 (London, 1969), pp. 168-71; H. J. Hewitt, The Organization of War under Edward 111 (Manchester, 1966), p. 105. On the importance of keeping a steady, close-order formation, see Rogers, "The Offensive/Defensive in Medieval Strategy," in From Cre'cy to Mohdcs: Warfare in the late Middle Ages (1346-1526), Acta of the XXII Colloquium of the International Commission of Military History (Vienna, 1997), pp.

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