Bayonets and Scimitars

    Bayonets and Scimitars

    Arms, Armies and Mercenaries 1700-1789

    William Urban

    Frontline 2013

    Hardback 304pp Illustrated

    9781848327115   Product Code: 22507

    Ad hoc forces of mercenaries were giving way to professional standing armies as dynastic manoeuvres, political upheavals and colonial ambitions took the major powers to war during the 18th century, reshaping the international power balance in the process. In this book William Urban traces the politics, the weaponry and the organization of the leading nations' armies during this turbulent period, illuminating not just the high politics and military strategy but also the everyday experiences of those involved.

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