War and Society in Renaissance Europe 1450-1620

War and Society in Renaissance Europe 1450-1620
Author: J.R. Hale
Language English
Pages: 288
ISBN10: 0773517650
Genre: History
Goodreads Rating: 3.86
ISBN13: 9780773517653
Published: March 26th 1998 by McGill-Queen's University Press

Covering the years between the end of the Hundred Years War and the beginning of the Thirty Years War, War and Society in Renaissance Europe explains the part war played in the lives of individuals in early modern Europe. Beginning with a survey of conflicts and an analysis of the "military reformation" in the ways in which wars were fought, it goes on to investigate the problems of recruitment in an age when those taking part in wars formed a society of their own. The book concludes with a study of the impact of war on civilians and the more pervasive but indirect impact of war-induced shifts in the economy, the incidence of taxation, and the nature of government.