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This course looks at the development of warfare in early modern Europe in the light of the theory, first proposed by Michael Roberts, that Europe in this period saw a military revolution that had profound effects not just on the way wars were fought, but on European state formation and social development. It analyses the views of supporters and opponents of the theory, the technological changes seen in warfare in this period, and the conduct of war at the tactical and strategic levels, before going on to consider the changing culture of war and its impact on state and society. The course will cover a range of military conflicts across the whole continent of Europe, and will also consider the impact of the new European methods of waging war upon the wider world in the first great age of European imperial expansion. The course is centred round a debate between historians, and is intended in part to develop skills in the weighing and critique of historical arguments in the secondary literature.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
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The aims and learning outcomes of the course are:
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
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1500-word review essay
There are no assessments for this course.
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|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|