Die Kapitalisierung des Krieges / Capitalisation of War

I was excited to receive my copy of Die Kapitalisierung des Krieges: Kriegsunternehmer in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit yesterday in the campus mail at Northern Illinois University.

The book presents comparative studies of military entrepreneurship, war finance, military logistics, and early capitalism during the European Wars of Religion of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A number of the essays in the volume focus on military entrepreneurs in the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). The volume should be useful for historians thinking about long wars and military contracting in modern and contemporary conflicts.

This newly published collective volume that grew out of a conference on Die Kapitalisierung des Krieges / The Capitalization of War, held at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in 2009.

I participated in the conference and presented a paper on military contractors in the French Wars of Religion, which I later developed into a chapter for the collective volume.

Brian Sandberg, “‘Avarice Never Made Him Unsheathe a Mercenary Sword’: Military Contractors in the French Wars of Religion, 1562–1629,” in Die Kapitalisierung des Krieges: Kriegsunternehmer in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit, ed. Matthias Meinhardt and Markus Meumann (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2021), 85-104. 

The publisher, LIT Verlag, provides a book description. Google Books offers a preview of the book.

This entry was posted in Civil Conflict, Current Research, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern France, Early Modern World, European History, European Studies, European Wars of Religion, French History, French Wars of Religion, History of Violence, Mercenaries, Noble Culture and History of Elites, Reformation History, Religious Politics, Religious Violence, Strategy and International Politics, War, Culture, and Society, Warfare in the Early Modern World. Bookmark the permalink.

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