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The Age of Wars of Religion, 1000-1650 is a two-volume encyclopedia that offers a comprehensive and detailed overview of the global warfare and civilization during the period between 1000 and 1650. Written by the renowned historian Cathal J. Nolan, this book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of warfare and civilization during the Middle Ages and the early modern period.
The first volume of the book covers the period from 1000 to 1500, which was marked by the rise of the Mongol Empire, the Crusades, and the Hundred Years’ War. It also explores the impact of the Renaissance on warfare and civilization, the emergence of gunpowder weapons, and the rise of the Ottoman Empire. The second volume covers the period from 1500 to 1650, which was marked by the Reformation, the Thirty Years’ War, and the rise of the European colonial empires. It also explores the impact of the Scientific Revolution on warfare and civilization, the emergence of new military tactics and strategies, and the role of religion in shaping the conflicts of the period.
One of the strengths of this book is its global perspective. Rather than focusing solely on Europe, Nolan examines the impact of warfare and civilization on every continent, including Africa, Asia, and the Americas. He also explores the social, economic, and cultural factors that shaped the conflicts of the period, offering a nuanced and complex understanding of the wars of religion.
The book is also richly illustrated, with maps, diagrams, and photographs that help to bring the period to life. It is written in a clear and accessible style, making it an ideal resource for students, scholars, and anyone interested in the history of warfare and civilization. Overall, The Age of Wars of Religion, 1000-1650 is a valuable and comprehensive resource that offers a fascinating insight into one of the most turbulent periods in human history..