Medieval Polish Armies 966–1500 cover
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The history of Poland is a fascinating story of a people struggling to achieve nationhood in the face of internal and external conflict. Poland became a unified Christian state in AD 966 and by the 12th century a knightly class had emerged - a force that was integral to the defence of Poland against increasingly frequent foreign invasions. Intent on crushing rival Christian states, the Templars, Hospitallers and Teutonic Knights all mounted attacks but were beaten back by the Poles, as were invading Mongols and Turks. This book reveals the organisation, equipment and battle histories of the medieval Polish armies as they developed and modernised to emerge as one of the dominant powers of Eastern Europe.

Table of Contents

Introduction - overview of medieval Poland · Chronology of major military events · Early Polish armies, 10th-12th Centuries · Campaigns & tactics of early Piast rulers · The Division of the Provinces, 1138-1320 · The 14th Century unification · 15th Century changes · Polish heraldry

Product details

Published 06 Feb 2008
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781846030147
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 445
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

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Gerry Embleton

Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator an…

Illustrator

Ian Rotherham

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