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  • Author:
    Gregory Hanlon
  • ISBN:
    0841913889
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    978-0841913882
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    Routledge (February 16, 1998)
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    371 pages
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In this pathbreaking book, Hanlon outlines the process of military withdrawal in the context of events unfolding in Europe and explores how the Italians rallied to defend a Catholic conception of Europe

In this pathbreaking book, Hanlon outlines the process of military withdrawal in the context of events unfolding in Europe and explores how the Italians rallied to defend a Catholic conception of Europe. Prominent in the struggle against the Ottoman Empire and committed to quelling the Protestant Reformation in France and the Netherlands, the Italian army began a noticeable decline around the time of the Thirty Years' War. Spain and Austria were unable to employ many Italian soldiers during the war, and France was not inclined to seek their services.

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His present book adds a necessary Italian counterpoint to the growing literature on military change in early . Citation: W. M. Reger.

His present book adds a necessary Italian counterpoint to the growing literature on military change in early modern Europe. Rather than blazing a new trail, however, the book-in his words, a summation of Italian and "foreign" literature-is more a pause to scan the lay of the land before marching forward.

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The Twilight Of A Military Tradition book. Italian Aristocrats And European Conflicts, 1560-1800. First Published 1998. The Twilight Of A Military Tradition. First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Twilight Military Traditional Italy : Italian Aristocrats and European Conflict, 1560-1800. Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13:9781857287042. Release Date:October 1997.

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Gregory Hanlon's pathbreaking study places the activity of Italian military nobles in the wider context of European wars and charts their participation in regional affairs. Prominent in the struggle against the Ottoman Empire and committed to quelling the Protestant Reformation in France and the Netherlands, the Italian army began a noticeable decline around the time of the Thirty Years' War. Spain and Austria were unable to employ many Italian soldiers during the war, and France was not inclined to seek their services. As a consequence, the military institutions that existed in each of the Italian courts gradually waned, and Italian elites turned instead to other pursuits in the Church and in government bureaucracy. Alive to methodological issues and sensitive to the multifaceted nature of war, the author provides both an invaluable account of an overlooked Italian legacy and an important investigation into an uncharted realm of military history, shedding new light on the politics, society, and culture of power in the early modern period. In addition, The Twilight of a Military Tradition gives us a much-neglected Italian dimension to the political and military history of Europe from the sixteenth to the Eighteenth centuries.

Dodo
Hanlon's contribution to the history of early modern warfare is a critical one that raises more questions and lines of research than it answers, as was the author's stated intent. The author draws upon biographical sketches compiled by Italian historians during the Fascist era (an interesting persepective by itself) and ties together those findings with warfare and society of the early modern period. There are lots of numbers, graphs, and socio-cartography to illustrate the phenomenon of declining interest in military arts and science by Italian aristocrats.
A lot of time is spent on war in general, at times it seems as if too much is being recounted, without emphasis on the subject. For example, a lot of time is spent on piracy in the Mediterrean -- what the relationship to Italian aristocrats was, I never figured out (actually, I got bored and skipped on). Where the material shines is the discussion of Italian influence on the Spanish and Austrian Habsburg courts and fortunes, not just in the military sphere. Excellent coverage is given to Venice and Piedmont, two of the outstanding examples of bellicose Italian states, and why they eventually unraveled, at about the same time.
Despite the tongue in check anecdote at the beginning "Twilight" is still a bit too long, and the conclusions that the author does make drag out too much. But if you can stand to slug through to the end, the book is very satisfying in what it opens up for new lines of research during the period.
White gold
Anyone who reads Military History of the 15th through 17th Centuries is struck by how many commanders are Italian. Even states such as Genoa who had given up aggressive militarism sent Nobles to fight for other lands right up till 1650. Hanlon in scholarly terms attempts to explain the ending of this "tradition" . He is not exactly successful , and the answer may be more simple than he gives, but the book itself is quite interesting, and sheds light on a subject that has been ignored, at least in English.
Quamar
This book show that Italy was one one of the most military field of the 16-18 century. It make a good view about military in italian society. I'am italian and I have always heard that Italian did'nt have a military tradition. Or this book show that's is wrong and it explain the declin of importance of military in Italy society and state except Savoy since 1700.
Very good and plesand book. But there is two default: the autor does'nt use much archival but second hand source and other. Second default some footnotes should be developped.