By Cathal J. Nolan
Dominated through the targets of France's King Louis XIV, Europe within the years 1650-1715 witnessed a sequence of wars from which emerged the various theories, practices, and applied sciences that represent smooth war. in this interval, eu armies developed glossy rules of military association and army management, in addition to sleek perspectives of crusade technique and conflict strategies. As eu squaddies and colonists moved into Asia, the center East, and the Americas, the perform or impression in their army ideas and ideas additionally affected wars fought in these areas. during this volume's one thousand plus entries, an award-winning writer of reference works on diplomacy and struggle describes and defines very important occasions, applied sciences, and members from this seminal interval of world army history.