The German Peasants' War 1524-26
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BeschreibungIn the 1520s, a brief but savage war broke out in Germany when various insurgent groups rose to overthrow the power structure. The movement took as its emblem a peasant's shoe and the collective title of 'Bundschuh', and this became known as the Peasants' War (1524-1526) - although the rebel armies actually included as many townsmen, miners, disaffected knights and mercenary soldiers as rural peasants. The risings involved large armies of up to 18,000 men, and there were several major battles before the movement was put down with the utmost ferocity. This book details the armies, tactics, costume, weapons, personalities and events of this savage war.
Inhaltsverzeichnis- Historical background - Chronology of events - Organisation of the armies: Upper Swabia - Allgau, Lake Constance, Baltringen, Leipheim, Wurzach. Lower Franconia - Taubertal, Neckartal Odenwald, Bildhauser. The Swabian Alliance - The commanders - Major battles - weapons and tactics - Costume & armour: peasants and townsmen - Landsknechts and Swiss mercenaries - knights - Flags & recognition marks
PortraitDouglas Miller is an expert in the history of medieval Germany. He has previously written two Men-at-Arms titles for Osprey. They are Man-at-Arms 58: The Landsknechts and Men-at-Arms 94: The Swiss at War 1300-1500. 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.
Untertitel: 'Men-at-Arms'. 40 b&w and 8 colour illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2003
Seitenanzahl: 48 Seiten