Publisher description for War and competition between states / edited by Philippe Contamine.

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In the five hundred years covered by this volume there was scarcely a year that passed without either war or some demonstration of hostility between the many sovereign powers that governed Europe. This volume in the Origins of the Modern State in Europe series focuses on the crucial role of war in the formation of state systems.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Europe -- Armed Forces.
Europe -- History, Military.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1492-1648.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1648-1789.