The Hundred Years War for Morocco: Gunpowder and the Military Revolution in the Early Modern Muslim World

Synopsis

"The Hundred Years War for Morocco reinterprets early modern Moroccan history, focusing on evolving modes of warfare as the decisive force that structured and propelled revolutionary change in sixteenth-century Morocco. Enfeebled by revolts, invasions, and civil war, Moroccan society at first lay open to conquest by European and Ottoman armies wielding gunpowder weapons. Cook describes how Morocco overcame its tormentors through its own military revolution, a process that energized other domestic political, social, and religious transformations to produce a unified, independent Moroccan state. By centering his analysis on warfare and state-building, Cook's work departs from studies of the subject by other historians and offers important comparative insights on the "Military Revolution" thesis." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1994