Italian Medieval Armies 1300–1500

Italian Medieval Armies 1300–1500 cover

Italian Medieval Armies 1300–1500

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Medieval Mercenaries · The Great Captains · State Armies · 'Good War'-'Bad War' · Campaigns · The Plates

Product details

Published Mar 24 1983
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850454772
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 136
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

Illustrator

Gerry Embleton

Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator an…

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