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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 9:42 a.m. PST

War, State and Society in Early Modern Europe any good?

I've read some online reviews. But i trust my fellow TMPer more.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 10:04 a.m. PST

It's Michael Mallett so yes, it'll be good. I don't have this volume but the co-write he did with Hale of The Military Organisation of a Renaissance State : Venice C. 1400 to 1617 is one of the best books I've ever read.

He also wrote Mercenaries and Their Masters which is a pretty essential read for the Condottieri.

Rich Bliss Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 10:11 a.m. PST

Very good. Highly recommended.

Phillius Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 11:51 a.m. PST

Actually it was started by Michael Mallett and finished, considerably, by Christine Shaw.

However, it is a good read and well worth the dollars.

Puster Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2017 9:40 p.m. PST

Good read. Get it if you are interested in that history. Way better then some older works, especially in the details.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 12:37 a.m. PST

Thanks, it got ordered last night!

cplcampisi03 Aug 2017 5:32 p.m. PST

It's good. A bit condensed (I think they had a hard word limit), but definitely worth having.

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