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SPRING CWK REFORMATION PLAN The early 'military revolution' was nothing more than an 'infantry revolution'. Discuss. Reading: Books:Kennedy, P, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers (New York, 1987)Raymond, J., Henry VIII's Military Revolution: The Armies of Sixteenth-Century Britain and Europe, (London, 2007)Rogers, C. J, The military revolution debate: readings on the military transformation of early modern Europe, (Boulder, 1995)

Journals:Dorn, H, 'The "Military Revolution": Military History or History of Europe?', Technology and Culture, 32 ( 1991), pp. 656 - 58Kingra, M. S., 'The Trace Italienne and the Military Revolution During the Eighty Years' War, 1567 - 1648', The Journal of Military History, 57 (1993), pp. 431 - 46Parker, G, 'The "Military Revolution," 1955-2005: From Belfast to Barcelona and the Hague', The Journal of Military History, 69 (2005), pp. 205 - 09Parrott, D, 'The Military Revolution of Early Modern Europe', History Today, 42 (1992), pp. 21 - 7 o

http://www.historytoday.com/david-parrott/military-revolution-early-europePaul, M. C., 'The Military Revolution in Russia, 1550 - 1682', The Journal of Military History, 68 (2004), pp. 9 - 45Poe, M., 'The Consequences of the Military Revolution in Muscovy: A Comparative Perspective', Comparative Studies in Society and History, 38 (1996), pp. 603 - 18Raudzens, G., 'Military Revolution and Maritime Evolution? Military Superiorities or Transportation Advantages as Main Causes of European Colonial Conquests to 1788', Journal of Military History, 63 (1999), pp. 631 - 41

Quotes:The idea that the military revolution was not just a revolution of the military and introduction of gunpowder to warfare, but a massive revolution in the economy of war and development of centralised nation-states

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Dorn, H, 'The "Military Revolution": Military History or History of Europe?', Technology and Culture, 32 (1991), p. 656'In the 'new armies' the infantry were redeployed in far shallower, linear formations, rather than the great traditional squares forty to sixty men deep' o'The role of the cavalry also underwent a tactical revision.' oKingra, 'Trace Italienne and the Military Revolution', p. 434

'the relationship between the trace Italienne and the military revolution is essentially a causal one' oKingra, M. S., 'The Trace Italienne and the Military Revolution During the Eighty Years' War, 1567 - 1648', The Journal of Military History, 57 (1993), p. 433

'In what Parker dubbed the "heartland of the military revolution"... ready acceptance of the trace Italienne ensured a dramatic increase in army size' oKennedy, P, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers (New York, 1987) p. 56.

Trace Italienne developed between 1450 and 1520 therefore predating the earliest of all military innovations of the military revolution. Early military revolution not just infantry changes as the strategy of defensive warfare was changed due to the introduction of gunpowder. ohttp://www.historytoday.com/david-parrott/military-revolution-early-europe

'Each belligerent had to learn how to create a satisfactory administrative structure to meet the 'military revolution': and, of equal importance, it also had to devise new means of paying for the spiralling costs of war' ohttp://www.historytoday.com/david-parrott/military-revolution-early-europe

'The great majority of troops raised in Europe before 1660 were levied not by the central administration of the state but through private enterprise' ohttp://www.historytoday.com/david-parrott/military-revolution-early-europe

Kingra, 'Trace Italienne and the Military Revolution', p. 435

Military revolution consists of four essential components (smaller revolutions) to have the overall consequence: rise of infantry and infantry tactical advances; increase in the scale of warfare and size of forces; new strategic thinking and a remarkable impact of war on European society. o

Kingra, 'Trace Italienne and the Military Revolution', p. 432

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