The Military Organisation of a Renaissance State: Venice C.1400 to 1617

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Cambridge University Press, 2006/11/23 - 544 ページ
This book describes the role and organization of the land forces of a renaissance state over a long period. It thus provides a model against which the military development of other countries can be measured in terms of the composition, control and cost of armies. Above all, it redresses the imbalance whereby only the naval forces of Venice have been studied seriously. It is thus an essential contribution to an understanding of the extension and maintenance of an empire by land and sea, and of the strength in troops and fortifications that preserved Venice as the one truly independent state in sixteenth-century Italy. It also adds significantly to an understanding of the relationship between Venice and the republic's subject territories.
 

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A book about the Venetian army (the fleet is not treated) in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The book is divided into two parts, one covering the period up to the battle of Agnadello in 1509 ... レビュー全文を読む

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the European context 14001525
1
The beginnings of Venetian expansion
7
The composition and role of the army in the fifteenth century
20
Military development and fighting potential
65
The organization and administration of the Venetian army
101
Control and policy making
153
Soldiers and the state
181
Venice and war
199
The higher command
284
Manpower
313
ii Venetians
330
iii The militia
350
Cavalry infantry artillery
367
Fortifications in the Terraferma
409
The defence of the maritime empire
429
The costs of defence and war
461

The historical role of the land forces 15091617
212
The wars
221
ii The Turkish War of 15371540
227
iii The War of Cyprus 15701573
233
iv The War of Gradisca 16151617
241
Government policy control and administration
248
the European context 15251617
485
Infantry wages in the sixteenth century
494
Select bibliography
502
Index
510
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