Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe : Gunpowder, Technology, and Tactics (John Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)

Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe : Gunpowder, Technology, and Tactics (John Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)

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  • 言語 ENG
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基本説明

The remarkable history of gunpowder in Europe-from the thirteenth century, when it was first imported from China, to the sixteenth century, as firearms became central to the conduct of war.

Table of Contents

        List of Illustrations                      ix (2)
Preface and Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1 (8)
CHAPTER 1 Alternative Weapons and Tactics in 9 (32)
the Later Middle Ages
The Evolution of Tactics and the Role of 10 (6)
Cavalry
Missile Weapons 16 (4)
Mechanical Artillery 20 (3)
Integrating Cavalry and Longbow Tactics: 23 (5)
The Welsh and Scottish Wars
The Hundred Years' War 28 (4)
Pikemen: The Low Countries 32 (4)
Pikement: The Swiss 36 (2)
Conclusion: Tactics before Gunpowder 38 (3)
CHAPTER 2 Gunpowder's First Century, ca. 41 (26)
1325-ca. 1425
Nomenclature and Niches 43 (2)
Gunpowder Battles: From Crecy to Rosebeke 45 (10)
Siege Warfare 55 (3)
Cheaper Gunpowder 58 (7)
Conclusion 65 (2)
CHAPTER 3 Black Powder in the Fifteenth 67 (38)
Century
The Origins of Corning 69 (5)
Saltpeter Production 74 (5)
Corning's Problems and Prospects 79 (8)
The Road to Early Modern Ordnance 87 (8)
The Road to Small Arms 95 (6)
Controlled-Grain Corning 101(4)
CHAPTER 4 Firearms in Warfare (I): The 105(29)
Fifteenth Century
The Hussite Wars 107(7)
The End of the Hundred Years' War 114(9)
The End of the Reconquista 123(7)
Technology and Tactics 130(4)
CHAPTER 5 Interlude: Smoothbore Ballistics 134(23)
Smoothbore Guns: Physical Characteristics 135(12)
Practical Problems: Small Arms 147(4)
Field Artillery and Siege Artillery 151(4)
A Note on Progress 155(2)
CHAPTER 6 Firearms in Warfare (II): The 157(44)
Sixteenth Century
Sieges and The Trace Italienne 158(6)
Field Warfare: From Cerignola to Bicocca 164(12)
Muskets: A False Innovation 176(3)
Pavia and Its Aftermath: A Confused Lesson 179(11)
The End of Knighthood 190(11)
CHAPTER 7 Technology and the Military 201(36)
Revolution
Patterns of Army Growth 202(8)
Technology and Tactics: The Long View 210(6)
Larger Armies 216(9)
Army Composition and Army Size 225(9)
Technology and the Status of the Soldier 234(3)
Notes 237(28)
Bibliography 265(24)
Index 289