Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

3 The Army Of The Dutch Republic And The Military Revolutions

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This is the introductory chapter of the book Warfare and the Age of Printing: Catalogue of Early Printed Books from before 1801 in Dutch military collections, which describes some ten thousand books from the period 1500 to 1800 originating from nine Dutch Defence institutions and collections. The importance of the printed book to military affairs emerges from the original knowledge found in the professional military literature as well as from the rich military book culture. The catalogue's history dates back to the year 2000 when it was decided to publish a catalogue of the Army Museum's collection of books predating 1801. The introduction of the printing press in Italy took place in or shortly before 1465. Italy's first printer, Konrad Sweinheym, worked with Arnold Pannartz from Cologne and originally came from Mainz, where the art of printing had been invented around 1450 by Johannes Gensfleisch, better known as Gutenberg.

Keywords: age of printing; military book culture



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Warfare and the Age of Printing (4 vols.) — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation