The Age of Wars of Religion, 1000-1650, Volume 2: An Encyclopedia of Global Warfare and Civilization

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Wars were fought the world over between the 12th and 17th centuries as navies, armies, and chartered merchant companies battled one another (and locals) on every inhabited land and every navigable body of water. Continental rivalries turned into global rivalries for power, territory, markets, and souls. "Gunpowder Empires," emerging in the fourteenth century, drastically altered global politics with brutal simplicity. Those who adopted gunpowder weapons effectively--France, Ottoman Turks, Iran--inevitably crushed those who ...

The Age of Wars of Religion, 1000-1650, Volume 2: An Encyclopedia of Global Warfare and Civilization 2006, Greenwood Press

ISBN-13: 9780313337345

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