Cambridge illustrated atlas [of] warfare : Renaissance to revolution, 1492-1792


Cambridge illustrated atlas [of] warfare : Renaissance to revolution, 1492-1792

Jeremy Black

Cambridge University Press, 1996


Atlas of warfare : Renaissance to revolution, 1492-1792

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 166-167) and index

Chronology: p. 168-177



The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare: Renaissance to Revolution provides a thorough introduction to the military and naval history of the years 1492 to 1792, covering the period from the European Renaissance to the revolutionary wars of the late eighteenth century. Detailed colour maps, battle plans, and colour and black-and-white illustrations combine with an authoritative text to illuminate developments in warfare on both land and sea. Particular attention is paid to the effects of European military expansion on the rest of the world including the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Mediterranean. Special feature panels are devoted to key events, to the more complicated and intriguing military confrontations, to individual tacticians and to the key topics such as weapons, battle strategies, the rise of naval warfare, and the composition of armies. The book is written by a leading historian of the early modern period.


  • Introduction
  • 1. The basis of military power
  • 2. Warfare in the wider world, 1490-1700
  • 3. Warfare in Europe, 1492-1600
  • 4. Warfare in Europe, 1600-1680
  • 5. Warfare in Europe, 168-1740
  • 6. Warfare in Europe, 1700-1792
  • 7. Warfare in the wider world 1700-1792
  • Conclusion: world military power in 1792
  • Glossary
  • Further reading
  • Timeline
  • Picture credits
  • Index.

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