How did the introduction of gunpowder weapons change the social, political, and economic contexts of warfare in Europe?
Simply put, the gun and various forms of it ...© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 15, 2018, 7:18 am ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/history/early-modern/effect-gunpowder-weapons-europe-417663
Simply put, the gun and various forms of it being introduced in Europe changed their history forever. Socially, it gave those with these weapons power and the knights lost theirs. Gun-makers became prestigious people and nobles and kings quickly wanted their armies to acquire them. It also importantly, put them well ahead of any rivals they may have had in the middle east and also allowed them (besides using their ships) to become ...
The introduction of gunpowder weapons and the changes they brought the social, political, and economic contexts of warfare in Europe