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Artillery, Light and Heavy: Sardinia-Piedmont and Sweden in the Nineteenth Century
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology.
2016 (English)In: The Journal of military history (Print), ISSN 0899-3718, E-ISSN 1543-7795, Vol. 80, no 1, 173-185 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

The artillery revolution of the nineteenth century came about partly through collaboration between southern and northern Europe. Their outlooks were quite different. In the south, the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont needed to go on the offensive beyond its borders to achieve its aim of creating a united Italy. In the north Sweden had the defensive aim of protecting its borders against an invading enemy. This situation called for two different kinds of artillery light and movable in the south; heavy and powerful in the north. How the two countries, in spite of their different outlooks, came to be involved in a joint development of path-breaking artillery technology is the subject of this article.

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Society for Military History , 2016. Vol. 80, no 1, 173-185 p.
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History of Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-181373ISI: 000367703300009OAI: diva2:901244

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Available from: 2016-02-07 Created: 2016-02-01 Last updated: 2016-02-07Bibliographically approved

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