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The holy wars of king Wladislas : the Ottoman-Christian conflict from 1438-1444

Author: John Jefferson
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
Series: History of Warfare, vol. 76.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The Holy Wars of King Wladislas and Sultan Murad presents a detailed account of the conflict between Christendom and the Ottoman Empire from 1438-1444, which culminated in the Crusade of Varna.

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Named Person: Władysław Warneńczyk, (król Polski i Węgier ;
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Jefferson
ISBN: 9789004219045 9004219048
OCLC Number: 864121498
Description: 514 s. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Maps and Tables . . . xiAcknowledgements . . . xiiiIntroduction . . . 1The Final Charge . . . 1The Historiography of the Conflict . . . 8Purpose and Scope . . . 16PART ONE: THE CONFLICT TO 1440 AND ITS CONTEXT1. The Church, the Council and the Crusade . . . 25 Defining Crusade . . . 25 Eugene IV, Cardinal Cesarini and the Council of Basel . . . 28 The Contest to Achieve Union . . . 38 The Crusade Project at the Council of Florence . . . 552. The Reign of Murad II and Renewed Ottoman Expansion . . . 69 The Reign of Murad II . . . 70 The Ottoman Porte at the Time of Murad II . . . 76 The Kul/Slave Institution . . . 82 The Timar System and the Provincial Government . . . 94 The Marcher Lords . . . 96 The Transition in Ottoman Expansionist Policy . . . 102 Ottoman Relations with Karaman . . . 1113. Three Kings of Hungary-Sigismund, Albert and Wladislas . . . 119 Familiaritas-The Lord and His Retinue . . . 119 Sigismund of Luxembourg . . . 130 The Ottoman-Hungarian Conflict to 1437 . . . 134 The Bufffer States . . . 139 Serbia . . . 140 Wallachia . . . 142 Bosnia . . . 143 The Raid on Krusevac . . . 144 Albert II, the Bohemian Wars, and the Politicization of the Ottoman Threat . . . 146 The Ottoman Campaigns of 1438-39 . . . 157 The Election of Wladislas . . . 168PART TWO: THE CAMPAIGNS OF 1440-14444. Strategy, Tactics and Order of Battle . . . 181 Ottoman Order of Battle . . . 181 The Timarli Sipahis or Provincial Landed Cavalry . . . 183 Slaves of the Porte . . . 188 Enlisted Troops . . . 193 Mobilization . . . 199 Christian Forces . . . 200 Tactics . . . 209 Intelligence and Reconnaissance . . . 216 The Crusader Fleet . . . 222 Gunpowder . . . 227 Siege Warfare . . . 2305. The Rise of Hunyadi, 1440-1442 . . . 235 The 1440 Siege of Belgrade . . . 235 The Hungarian Civil War . . . 246 The Rise of Hunyadi . . . 255 Hungarian Civil War-Phase Two . . . 259 The Church and the Crusade-1442 . . . 263 Attempts to End the Hungarian Civil War . . . 272 The Turkish Wars of 1442 . . . 279 Sehabeddin's Defeat . . . 2866. The Long March . . . 295 The Church and the Crusade-1443 . . . 295 Political Developments in Hungary . . . 306 The Revolt of Ibrahim Bey . . . 309 Preparations for the Crusade . . . 315 The Battles of Nish and Aleksinac . . . 323 The Ottoman Mobilization . . . 334 The Battle at Zlatitsa Pass . . . 340 The March Home . . . 3487. The Crusade of 1444 . . . 357 After the Long March . . . 357 Wladislas' Position in Hungary . . . 367 Ibrahim Bey's Insurrection . . . 371 Proponents of Peace . . . 377 Advocates of War . . . 381 Fleet Preparations . . . 393 The Attack on Ibrahim Bey and Murad's Abdication . . . 398 The Ratifijication of the Peace Treaty . . . 406 Operations Begin . . . 422 The First Weeks of the Campaign . . . 426 The Crossing of the Straits . . . 432 The Land Expedition Continues . . . 443 The Battle of Varna . . . 455 Phase One . . . 460 Phase Two . . . 464 Phase Three . . . 467 Aftermath . . . 482Summary and Conclusion . . . 489Bibliography . . . 497Index . . . 505
Series Title: History of Warfare, vol. 76.
Responsibility: by John Jefferson.

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