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    DescriptionThe New Model Army was one of the most formidable fighting forces ever assembled. Taking his evidence from contemporary sources, Ian Gentles describes its formation under Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, their innovative tactics, the course of its decisive victories over the forces of Charles I, and its ferociously successful campaigns against the Scots and the Irish. As importantly, he examines the motivations and aspirations of the soldiers and their officers. The question of how far the New Model was a revolutionary army and how far a body of men whose religious passion was manipulated for the pragmatic, personal, or even conservative aims of its leaders is one that has occupied the minds of historians for three centuries. Ian Gentles provides a convincing resolution of this debate, raising new evidence to support his argument.


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    Title
    The New Model Army
    Subtitle
    In England, Scotland and Ireland, 1645-1653
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Gentles
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 600
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 939 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631193470
    ISBN 10: 0631193472
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS, 1DBR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    DC22: 941.062
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    B&T Approval Code: A44093000
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Approval Code: A15202021
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, 1DBR, 3JD, 1DBKS
    DC20: 941.062
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHDJ
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    10 maps, notes, index
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    23 March 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Ian Gentles is the author of numerous articles on the New Model Army and the English Civil War.
    Review quote
    "A masterly achievement, and renders all previous works on the creation and early years of the army obsolete." The Times "A meticulously researched book which will supersede all previous work on the New Model Army." Times Literary Supplement "The publication of Ian Gentlesa s account of the New Model Army is an event of major importance in civil war studies. His book is awesomely well researched. What emerges is a very fine work indeed." Economic History Review "... an outstanding teaching tool... an excellent survey of the army that won the civil war. The clarity of Gentlesa prose, and his ability to make sense of a profoundly chaotic period, ensure that this reviewera s students will find the paperback on the required reading list next term." Reviews of Books
    Back cover copy
    The New Model Army was one of the most formidable fighting forces ever assembled. Taking his evidence from contemporary sources, Ian Gentles describes its formation under Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, their innovative tactics, the course of its decisive victories over the forces of Charles I, and its ferociously successful campaigns against the Scots and the Irish. As importantly, he examines the motivations and aspirations of the soldiers and their officers. The question of how far the New Model was a revolutionary army and how far a body of men whose religious passion was manipulated for the pragmatic, personal, or even conservative aims of its leaders is one that has occupied the minds of historians for three centuries. Ian Gentles provides a convincing resolution of this debate, raising new evidence to support his argument.
    Table of contents
    List of Maps. List of Illustrations. Foreword. 1. The Founding of the New Model Army. 2. Recruitment, Provisioning and Pay. 3. Victory in Battle, 1645--1646. 4. The Importance of Religion. 5. The Army and the People. 6. The Political Wars, 1646--1648: From the Kinga s Surrender to the Assault on Parliament. 7. The Political Wars, 1646--1648: From the Occupation of London to the Second Civil War. 8. The Second Civil War. 9. Revolution at Westminster. 10. The Army and the Levellers. 11. The Conquest of Ireland. 12. The Conquest of Scotland. 13. The Army and the Expulsion of the Rump Parliament. Epilogue. Abbreviations. Notes. Index.