Warfare on the deccan plateau, 1450-1600: A Military Revolution in early modern India?

Richard M. Eaton, Philip B. Wagoner

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Abstract

According to conventional understandings of the Military Revolution, the introduction of firearms in early modern European warfare yielded wide-ranging consequences that were by no means confined to the realm of military affairs. This essay examines the earliest known introduction of firearms technology in India, with a view to evaluating how its consequences there compared or contrasted with those claimed to have occurred in early modern Europe. We further ask: Why did cannon appear in the dry, upland plateau of peninsular India, Known as the Deccan, before anywhere else in India? Within the Deccan, how can we explain the different responses to the advent of gunpowder technologies? What effects did new military technologies have on the Deccan's architectural landscape, and on its society at large?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-50
Number of pages46
JournalJournal of World History
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • History

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