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In the two score years between the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 and the formation of the New Model Army in 1645, Englishmen penned over ninety books on military subjects. When English military books could not answer all the questions a soldier might have about the trade, he was encouraged to purchase works by Spanish, Italian, French, and German authors. Traditionally, discussions of military books and manuals have been largely restricted to the field of military history, but these texts must be seen within the broader context of intellectual history and book history. Hale's research on English and Italian military books sparked further interest in the influence of military literature on the education of officers in other European states.

Keywords: English military books; European states; Hale; military history



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