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Bayonets for hire : mercenaries at war, 1550-1789

Author: William L Urban
Publisher: London : Greenhill, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Greek professional armies of Alexander, through the Hundred Years War, indeed, to today, mercenaries have been ever-present, their role constantly evolving. In this compelling new history  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William L Urban
ISBN: 9781853677427 1853677426
OCLC Number: 123114661
Description: 304 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Mercenaries medieval to modern --
The periphery of Europe : Russia expands west --
The periphery of Europe : Russia expands south --
The Celtic periphery of Europe : the wild geese --
Disaster in the heart of Europe : the Thirty Years War --
Europe under attack : the siege of Vienna --
Europe on the offensive : the Turkish Wars --
The first parallel universe : the Great Northern War --
The second parallel universe : the War of the Spanish Succession --
Europe power reshapes itself : the War of the Australian Succession --
The old regimes' last hope : the Seven Years War --
Mercenaries in literature.
Responsibility: by William Urban ; foreword by William H. McNeill.

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