Armament
(2,777 words)

1. General

The term armament denotes a complex within the warfare of the early modern period that included all the commercial and governmental networks of finance, production, and trade involving military goods such as armor, striking and thrusting weapons, firearms, cannons, and munitions, along with acquisition of raw materials—including saltp…

Cite this page
Bahro, Steffi and Bingener, Andreas, “Armament”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026871>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



▲   Back to top   ▲