HIST 509: WAR & SOCIETY IN EARLY EUROPE 1500-1800

Military history has traditionally been concerned with battles, tactics, and generals. This course avoids this 'badges, buttons and bugles' approach and instead situates armies and navies in their social, political and economic contexts. It looks at the social composition of the military, what led men (and sometimes women) to sign on, the daily life of soldiers and soldiers, how armies were supplied, and at the impact of war upon civilians and the development of the state.

Term(s) offered: 
Credit: 3.0
General Education: [None]