Technology, Tactics and Military Transfer in the Nineteenth Century

@inproceedings{Noordam2012TechnologyTA,
  title={Technology, Tactics and Military Transfer in the Nineteenth Century},
  author={B. Noordam},
  year={2012}
}
In European historiography, there is a school of thought which attributes an important role to the military in the process of state formation. Starting in the early modern period, the introduction of gunpowder weapon technology is thought to have conferred a decisive edge to rulers in Europe, allowing them to consolidate their power against competing aristocratic interests and leading to centralisation of state power. The military demands of unrelenting warfare in Europe are also supposed to… Expand