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A Military Revolution?

Military Change and European Society, 1550-1800

A Military Revolution?( )
Author: Black, Jeremy
Editor: Overy, Richard
Breuilly, John
Porter, Roy
Series title:Studies in European History Ser.
ISBN:978-0-333-51906-6
Publication Date:Dec 1990
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Imprint:Red Globe Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $34.99
Book Description:

In this radical reassessment, Jeremy Black challenges many of the established assumptions about the so-called Military Revolution of 1560- 1660. He argues that it is far from clear that a military revolution did occur during this period. Indeed there is more evidence to suggest that the description could be applied more accurately to the following hundred years. This book also re-examines the relationship between military strength and domestic stability. Rather than seeing the latter...
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Book Details
Pages:124
Detailed Subjects: History / Military / General
Political Science / Public Policy / Military Policy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.46 x 8.385 x 0.312 Inches
Book Weight:0.361 Pounds
Author Biography
Black, Jeremy (Author)
Roy Sydney Porter was born December 31, 1946. He grew up in a south London working class home. He attended Wilson's Grammar School, Camberwell, and won an unheard of scholarship to Cambridge.

His starred double first in history at Cambridge University (1968) led to a junior research fellowship at his college, Christ's, followed by a teaching post at Churchill College, Cambridge. His Ph.D. thesis, published as The Making Of Geology (1977), became the first of more than 100 books that he wrote or edited.

Porter was a Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Churchill College, Cambridge from 1972 to 1979; Dean from 1977 to 1979; Assistant Lecturer in European History at Cambridge University from 1974 to 1977, Lecturer from 1977 to 1979. He joined the Wellcome Institute fot the History of Medicine in 1979 where he was a Senior Lecturer from 1979 to 1991, a Reader from 1991 to 1993, and finally a Professor in the Social History of Medicine from 1993 to 2001.

Porter was Elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1994, and he was also made an honorary fellow by both the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Roy Porter died March 4, 2002, at the age of 55.

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