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Age of Gunpowder Empires, 1450-1800

Age of Gunpowder Empires, 1450-1800 - 89 edition

ISBN13: 978-0872290433

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ISBN13: 978-0872290433
ISBN10: 0872290433 Edition: 89
Copyright: 1989
Publisher: American Historical Association
Published: 1989
International: No

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Age of Gunpowder Empires, 1450-1800 - 89 edition

ISBN13: 978-0872290433

William H. McNeill

ISBN13: 978-0872290433
ISBN10: 0872290433 Edition: 89
Copyright: 1989
Publisher: American Historical Association
Published: 1989
International: No
Summary

This essay explores the advent of gunpowder weapons and how the use of these weapons changed the balance of power in warfare, transforming global history by leading to a period of dominance by Western European powers. The essay compares European, Russian, Islamic, Chinese, and Japanese uses of gunpowder weapons and explores how these powers fit guns into their political, military, and cultural systems.

Author Bio

McNeill, William H. : University of Chicago

William H. McNeill is Robert A. Millikan Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago.

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