From Spear to Flintlock: A History of War in Europe and the Middle East to the French Revolution

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Maps
Greece in the Classical Age6
Alexander's Battles6
Battles of Early Roman History24
The Roman Empire42
The Byzantine Empire56
The Fortifications of Constantinople57
Europe in the Carolingian Era68
Battles of the Crusades94
Medieval Castles and Fortresses110
Battles of the 14th Century124
Europe in the Late Middle Ages140
Major Battles of the Swiss Pikemen156
War in the Renaissance172
Galley Battles in the Mediterranean188
The Portuguese in the Indian Ocean202
Battles of the 16th Century218
The Dutch Revolt232
Battles of the 30 Years War244
England During the Puritan Revolution262
Major Battles of Louis XIV's Reign274
Central and Eastern Europe in the Early 18th Century290
Frederick the Great's Wars306
War in North America323

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Maps ix
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - The Greek Phalanx 7
  • 3 - The Roman Legion 25
  • 4 - The Fall of the Roman Empire 43
  • 5 - The Byzantine and the Arab Empires 55
  • 6 - The Early Middle Ages in Western Europe 67
  • 7 - Feudalism 79
  • 8 - Holy War in the Middle East 93
  • 9 - Castles and Siegecraft 111
  • 10 - War in the High Middle Ages 125
  • 11 - The End of the Medieval Military 141
  • 12 - The Fifteenth Century: Pikes and Guns 157
  • 13 - War in the Renaissance 171
  • 14 - Naval War in the Mediterranean 187
  • 15 - The Rise of the Atlantic Fleets 203
  • 16 - The Sixteenth Century 219
  • 17 - The Dutch Revolt 231
  • 18 - The Thirty Years War 245
  • 19 - The New Model Army and Navy 263
  • 20 - The Wars of Louis XIV 275
  • 21 - War in the Early Eighteenth Century 291
  • 22 - The Wars of Frederick the Great 307
  • 23 - The French Revolution 321
  • Suggested Readings 329
  • Index 337
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