Gunpowder empires

Gunpowder empires - 15th century on a limited basis, but...

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Gunpowder empires Early Modern warfare is associated with the start of the widespread use of gunpowder and the development of suitable weapons to use the explosive. It was first invented in China and then later spread to the Middle East . It then found its way into eastern Europe following the invasions of the Mongols who had employed Chinese gunpowder based weapons to conquer parts of Europe and the Middle East then into central and western Europe following the crusades when European forces discovered the substance from the Islamic forces they faced. This was prior to the
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Unformatted text preview: 15th century on a limited basis, but became dominant in the Early Modern Age and lasted until the mid-19th century , with its apex during the Napoleonic Wars from 1792 to 1815 . It was brought to the Indian subcontinent by the Middle East as well during the early modern era. The understanding of "gunpowder warfare", expressed here, comes from the works of Michael Roberts who argued that a military revolution occurred in the sixteenth century that forever changed warfare, and society in general....
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