Importing the European Army: The Introduction of European Military Techniques and Institutions in the Extra-European World, 1600-1914 (2020)

Importing the European Army: The Introduction of European Military Techniques and Institutions in the Extra-European World, 1600-1914 David B. Ralston Importing the European Army The Introduction of European Military Techniques and Institutions in the Extra European World In a study that extends well beyond military history David B Ralston documents the ways in which five different countries Russia the Ottoman Empire Egypt China and Japan refashioned their armed f
  • Title: Importing the European Army: The Introduction of European Military Techniques and Institutions in the Extra-European World, 1600-1914
  • Author: David B. Ralston
  • ISBN: 9780226703190
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
Importing the European Army: The Introduction of European Military Techniques and Institutions in the Extra-European World, 1600-1914 David B. Ralston In a study that extends well beyond military history, David B Ralston documents the ways in which five different countries Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, China, and Japan refashioned their armed forces along European lines during the three centuries after 1600 The appropriation of Western military institutions in countries outside of Europe was, Ralston argues, the mIn a study that extends well beyond military history, David B Ralston documents the ways in which five different countries Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, China, and Japan refashioned their armed forces along European lines during the three centuries after 1600 The appropriation of Western military institutions in countries outside of Europe was, Ralston argues, the major force driving these countries to adopt European administrative, economic, and cultural modes.Following the same format in his discussion of each country, Ralston makes this central theme in world history easily accessible to students while offering scholars a sophisticated understanding of the exact nature of the changes brought about by Europeanizing military reforms.David B Ralston, associate professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the author of The Army of the Republic.
Importing the European Army: The Introduction of European Military Techniques and Institutions in the Extra-European World, 1600-1914 David B. Ralston

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One thought on “Importing the European Army: The Introduction of European Military Techniques and Institutions in the Extra-European World, 1600-1914

  1. Grant

    A fascinating comparative study of efforts by Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, China, and Japan to adopt Western European military practices In all cases, such changes could not take place without societal changes to support military modernization, which only the Japanese leadership seemed to understand.

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