Review of ‘The Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe’

Dec 20, 2018 | Other publications, Publications

Frank Jacob and Gilmar Visoni-Alonzo. The Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe. A Revision. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. ISBN- 978-1-137-53917-5

  • Fernando Dores Costa
  • 2018
  • e-Journal of Portuguese History
  • Volume 16, Number 2
  • 59-61
  • Language: English
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.26300/pb2b-bj61
  • ISSN: 1645-6432

Excerpt:
In their text, Jacob and Visoni-Alonzo offer a revision of the concept of military revolution in early modern Europe. However, the scope of their reflections reaches far beyond this epoch and region. Everything is centered around the explanation of the position of hegemony obtained by the European or Western world over the other continents. This is regarded as a form of military superiority resulting from a revolution in military affairs. The authors state that they are “aware that [their] thesis stands in contrast to everything that has been written … in recent years”. Unfortunately, although their claims about the concept may be correct, they do not provide a solid justification for this paradigm shift.

 

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