The Limits to Revolutions in Military Affairs: Maurice of Nassau, the Battle of Nieuwpoort (1600), and the Legacy

@article{Parker2007TheLT,
  title={The Limits to Revolutions in Military Affairs: Maurice of Nassau, the Battle of Nieuwpoort (1600), and the Legacy},
  author={Geoffrey Y. Parker},
  journal={The Journal of Military History},
  year={2007},
  volume={71},
  pages={331 - 372}
}
  • Geoffrey Y. Parker
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • The Journal of Military History
  • "Revolutions in Military Affairs" (RMAs) currently interest both historians and strategic analysts, but how exactly do they occur, why do they prove so decisive, and what (if any) are their limits? This essay seeks answers through the detailed study of one critical element of an earlier "Revolution in Military Affairs"—infantry volley fire—tracing its invention, first in Japan in the 1560s and then in the Dutch Republic in the 1590s, and its first use in combat at the battle of Nieuwpoort in… CONTINUE READING
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