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Author De la Garza, Andrew, 1968- author
Title The Mughal Empire at war : Babur, Akbar and the Indian military revolution, 1500-1605 / Andrew de la Garza
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  DS461 .D316 2016    AVAILABLE    30600020100955
Descript x, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Asian states and empires ; 12
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"The Mughal Empire was one of the great powers of the early modern era, ruling almost all of South Asia, a conquest state, dominated by its military elite. Many historians have viewed the Mughal Empire as relatively backward, the Emperor the head of a traditional warband from Central Asia, with tribalism and the traditions of the Islamic world to the fore, and the Empire not remotely comparable to the forward looking Western European states of the period, with their strong innovative armies implementing the "military revolution". This book argues that, on the contrary, the military establishment built by the Emperor Babur and his successors was highly sophisticated, an effective combination of personnel, expertise, technology and tactics, drawing on precedents from Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and India, and that the resulting combined arms system transformed the conduct of warfare in South Asia. The book traces the development of the Mughal Empire chronologically, examines weapons and technology, tactics and operations, organization, recruitment and training, and logistics and non-combat operations, and concludes by assessing the overall achievements of the Mughal Empire, comparing it to its Western counterparts, and analyzing the reasons for its decline"--Provided by publisher
Subject Mogul Empire -- History, Military
Akbar, Emperor of Hindustan, 1542-1605 -- Military leadership
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan, 1483-1530 -- Military leadership
Artillery -- Mogul Empire -- History
Military art and science -- India -- History -- 16th century
Alt Title Babur, Akbar and the Indian military revolution, 1500-1605
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