Produktinformationen ""Italian Medieval Armies 1300-1500" von Nicolle, David"
Men-at-Arms 136 Author: David Nicolle Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
Mercenaries were a common feature throughout most of Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries, and had been known far earlier. But nowhere did such a sophisticated system of hiring, payment and organisation of mercenaries develop as it did in Italy. The condottiere - whose name came from the condotta or contract between himself and his employer - was the result. Whether commander or humble trooper, the condottiere was a complete professional. His skill has never been doubted, but his loyalty and dedication to a particular cause often has. David Nicolle provides a fascinating exploration of the condottiere; his roles, arms and equipment.
- Introduction - Medieval Mercenaries - The Great Captains - State Armies - 'Good War'-'Bad War' - Campaigns - The Plates
Osprey 48 pages, Paperback, 1983
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