The "Military Revolution," 1560-1660--a Myth?

  title={The "Military Revolution," 1560-1660--a Myth?},
  author={Geoffrey Parker},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={196 - 214}
  • G. Parker
  • Published 1 June 1976
  • History, Political Science
  • The Journal of Modern History
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