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Book Review of Warfare in Eastern Europe, 1500-1800

Posted by William Young on October 4, 2012

International History

Brian L. Davies, editor. Warfare in Eastern Europe, 1500-1800. History of Warfare series. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2012. ISBN 978-9004-22196-3. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pp. vi, 364. $182.00.

Historians in Central and Eastern European have produced a rich literature on the military history of Eastern Europe.  Few studies on the topic, until recently, were available in the English language.  Dr Brian L. Davies, a Professor of History at the University of Texas at San Antonio, presents eleven essays that address current research in the military history of Eastern Europe.  Davies, himself, is known for his studies State Power and Community in Early Modern Russia: The Case of Kozlov, 1635-1649 (2004), Warfare, State and Society on the Black Sea Steppe, 1500-1700 (2007), and Empire and Military Revolution in Eastern Europe: Russia’s Turkish Wars in the Eighteenth Century (2011).

Davies points out that there were two great military theaters in Eastern Europe.  Warfare in Eastern…

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