Mughal Warfare: Indian Frontiers and Highroads to Empire, 1500-1700

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Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 268 pages
Mughal Warfare offers a much-needed new survey of the military history of Mughal India during the age of imperial splendour from 1500 to 1700. Jos Gommans looks at warfare as an integrated aspect of pre-colonial Indian society.
Based on a vast range of primary sources from Europe and India, this thorough study explores the wider geo-political, cultural and institutional context of the Mughal military. Gommans also details practical and technological aspects of combat, such as gunpowder technologies and the animals used in battle. His comparative analysis throws new light on much-contested theories of gunpowder empires and the spread of the military revolution.

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A slim but wide-ranging introduction to warfare in the Mughal empire. The first several first several chapters deal with things like the ecological constraints on warfare in India, martial ideology ... Read full review

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Jos Gommans teaches Indian history at the Kern Institute of Leiden University in the Netherlands.

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