The Age of Wars of Religion, 1000-1650

The Age of Wars of Religion, 1000-1650

An Encyclopedia of Global Warfare and Civilization

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The Age of Wars of Religion saw navies, armies, armed merchant companies, and mercenaries battle one another and local potentates in many lands and along numerous shores. Wars of religion were fought in and between all the major religions and civilizations, from Europe to China, in Africa, and in the isolated Americas, mixing motives of knightly idealism, mercenary greed, and competing claims of divine sanction. This unparalleled work traces the extraordinary upheavals of the period in military technology, competing theologies, and civilizational change that were brought about by, or impinged upon, military conflict. It offers nearly 2,000 discrete but cross-referenced entries on cultural, military, religious and political history, as well as geography, biography, and military literature.

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The focus of this encyclopedic historical reference work by Nolan (executive director, Boston University's International History Institute) is the European wars of religion that were fought from the 14th through the 17th centuries, various chronological and geographical historical tributaries that are in one way or another related to those wars also come under consideration. The bulk of the approximately 2500 alphabetical entries provide narratives of major wars and battles and other standard topics of military history. However, they also include biographies of key military, political, and intellectual figures. Additionally, Nolan acknowledges the complexity of war by addressing questions of military technology, royal finance, social and class relations, major confessional groups, theological debates, and elite mores and conceits about combat and chivalry. Following the entries, a chronology of major events from 1008 to 1650 is presented, in addition to a thematically organized selected bibliography. Twenty-five pages of maps are also included. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Focuses on European wars of religion that were fought from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, various chronological and geographical historical tributaries that are in one way or another related to those wars also featured.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780313337345
0313337349
9780313337338
0313337330
9780313330452
031333045X
Characteristics: 2 v. (lxxxv, 1076 p.) : maps ; 27 cm

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