Polish Armies 1569–1696 (2)

Polish Armies 1569–1696 (2)

Men-at-Arms 188
  • Author: Richard Brzezinski
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: MAA 188
  • Publication Date: 1 Jun 1988
  • ISBN: 9780850457445
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The 17th century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was almost as varied as modern America. Alongside Slavs lived Lithuanians and other Balts, Germans, Tatars, Armenian merchants, Jewish traders, and even a remarkably large populations of Scots. This variety of cultures had a strong influence on the Polish army. Along with the predominantly Polish and Lithuanian 'winged' hussars served numerous foreigners from both within and outside the Commonwealth: Tatars and Cossacks, Wallachians, Transylvanians, Moldavians, Hungarians, Serbians and Albanians; and from the West, French, Italians, Dutch, Walloons, Swedes and Scots. Richard Brzezinski's companion volume to Men-at-Arms 184 completes his fascinating examination of Polish armies from 1569-1696.

Biographical Note

Richard Brzezinski is a young historian and a leading expert on the military history of central and Eastern Europe, greatly admired for his primary research and painstaking work in archives in Sweden, Germany and Poland. He has previously written titles on the army of Gustavus Adolphus in Osprey's Men-at Arms series and Campaign 68: Lutzen 1632. Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

Introduction The Foreign Autorament The Royal Guard Private Armies Town and City Forces Tatars The Zaporozhian Cossacks Warfare in Poland The Plates

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