The Swiss at War 1300 1500

This absorbing text by Douglas Miller provides an account of rise of the Swiss army to its tactical zenith, beginning with the classic encounter at Morgarten.

Author: Douglas Miller

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 9780850453348

Category: History

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During the 14th and 15th centuries military tactics in Europe underwent a period of sustained transformation of which the outcome was the rejuvenation of the footsoldier as the major tactical unit. One nation alone stands principally responsible for this development – the Swiss Confederation. For centuries the mounted knights had 'ridden roughshod over the populations of Europe'. It was in the Swiss halberdier and later the pikeman that the mounted men-at-arms were to meet their match. This absorbing text by Douglas Miller provides an account of rise of the Swiss army to its tactical zenith, beginning with the classic encounter at Morgarten.

Norman Stone Castles 1

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MEDIEVAL ...

Author: Christopher Gravett

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 9781841766027

Category: History

Page: 64

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Descended from the Viking raiders who settled in Northern France under the leadership of Rollo in around 911, the Normans were amongst the most feared warriors of their time. Their territorial ambitions culminated in Duke William 1's conquest of England in 1066, but although victory at Hastings left the English crown in William's hands, Norman sovereignty remained far from established on the island. In order to consolidate his position, the new king built a series of fortifications across the country - this book covers all these developments from the early days of William I through to the fortifications of Henry II, Richard I and John.

Weapons Fighting Techniques of the Medieval Warrior 1000 1500 AD

War and Chivalry : The Conduct and Perception of War in England and
Normandy , 1066-1217 . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1996 . Miller ,
Douglas . The Swiss at War 1300-1500 . Oxford : Osprey Publishing , 1979 .
Strickland ...

Author: Martin J. Dougherty

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Category: Bow and arrow

Page: 224

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This book describes the fighting techniques of soldiers in the 'age of chivalry'. The book explores the tactics and strategy required to win battles with the technology available, and points out how the development of such weapons technology changed the face of the battlefield. Specially-commissioned colour and black-and-white artworks illustrate the major battles, equipment and tactics of the era. 25 colour and b/w photographs

European War and Diplomacy 1337 1815

The Swiss at War 13001500. Botley: Osprey, 1998. Moor, J.A. de. “Experience
and Experiment: Some Reflections upon the Military Developments in Sixteenth
and Seventeenth Century Western Europe.” In Exercise of Arms: Warfare in the ...

Author: William Young

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595298745

Category: Education

Page: 312

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The history of international relations and warfare of early modern Europe has gained popularity in recent years. This bibliography provides a valuable listing of books, dissertations, and journal articles in the English language for scholars and general readers interested in diplomatic relations and warfare from the Hundred Years' War to the Napoleonic Wars.

The Age of Wars of Religion 1000 1650

The first effort was turned back at Novara ( 1500 ) , but the Swiss took Milan in
1512. ... Suggested Reading : Frederick William Dame , History of Switzerland (
2001 ) ; Douglas Miller and Gerry Embleton , The Swiss at War , 1300-1500 (
1979 ) ...

Author: Cathal J. Nolan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313337345

Category: Biography

Page: 1076

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Offers a variety of entries on the cultural, military, and political history, as well as geography, biography, and philosophy, of this period. This work also offers detailed information on the major events, places, battles, figures, technologies, and ideas behind six centuries of global conflicts.

War on Land

... a definitive treatment by a famous archer, with appendixes on design and
ballistics by technical experts. “Men—at— Arms” series includes Douglas Miller,
The Landsknechts (1976) and The Swiss at War, 13001500 (1979),- David
Nicolle, ...

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1615307524

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 908

Long before they took to the sea and air, warring factions engaged in land-based conflicts that involved close-range combat with rudimentary defenses and weapons. As civilizations have advanced, so too have their military strategies, tactics, and weaponry. Eventually this led to the development of sophisticated land fortifications, arms, artillery, and missile systems in use today by ground troops. This insightful volume examines the evolution of warfare on land around the world, as well as the impact of new technologies on the nature of war.

Mercenaries A Guide to Private Armies and Private Military Companies

Hamblin, William J. Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 B.C. London:
Routledge, 2006. Healy, Mark. ... Herring, George C. America's Longest War: The
United States and Vietnam, 1950–1975, 4th ed. ... The Swiss at War 13001500.

Author: Alan Axelrod

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483340309

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

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Mercenaries have been active in battle from the beginning of military history and, as private armies and military support firms, they are a major component of warfare today. Security, military advice, training, logistics support, policing, technological expertise, intelligence, transportation—all are outsourced to a greater or lesser degree in the U.S. military. However, privatization is not a uniquely American phenomenon. Countries as diverse as Saudi Arabia and Australia rely on privatization in one form or another. Historically, heads of state, politicians, and other administrators have justified use of mercenaries on the basis of their effectiveness, and cost-savings. These reasons and others continue to serve as rationales for use of private military companies in military strategy. Mercenaries: A Guide to Private Armies and Private Military Companies provides a comprehensive survey and guide to mercenary forces, entrepreneurs, and corporations active on the international military scene today, including a concise history of mercenaries and private armies on land, sea, and in the air. Narrative chapters are amply supplemented by sidebars including biographies of major figures, key statistics, historical and current documents, contracts, and legislation on private armies and outsourced military services. Each chapter includes a bibliography of books, journal articles, and web sites, and a general bibliography concludes the entire work.

Warfare in the Medieval World

... Today, 5 (1955), 737–741. McNeill, William H. The Pursuit of Power:
Technology, Armed Force, and Society since A.D. 1000. Chicago: University of
Chicago Press, 1982. Miller, Douglas and G.A. Embleton, The Swiss at War,
13001500.

Author: Brian Todd Carey

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1848846320

Category: History

Page: 344

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Warfare in the Medieval World explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe in the period between the fall of Rome and the introduction of reliable gunpowder weapons during the Thirty Years War. Through an exploration of thirty-three selected battles, military historian Brian Todd Carey surveys the changing tactical relationships between the four weapon systems-heavy and light infantry and heavy and light cavalry—focusing on the evolution of shock and missile combat. This is the second part of an ambitious two-volume study of the subject. The first volume, Warfare in the Ancient World, examined the evolution of warfare from the Bronze Age to the highly organized armies of the Greeks and the Romans.

The Great Battles of Antiquity

A Strategic and Tactical Guide to Great Battles that Shaped the Development of
War Richard A. Gabriel, Donald W. Boose. Miller , Douglas , and G . A . Embleton
. The Swiss at War , 1300 - 1500 . London : Osprey , 1991 . Oman , Sir Charles .

Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 714

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The "Great Captains" frequently looked to crucial battles to learn lessons that they themselves employed. While the battles of antiquity have often been examined, Western generals looked to the wars of the Greeks and the Romans, the Chinese to their own campaigns, and so on. In this volume, Gabriel and Boose examine 31 wars, battles, or campaigns from Megiddo (1479 B.C.) to the fall of Constantinople (A.D. 1453) that had the greatest impact on the ancient world, stretching from the Mediterranean through the Middle East to Japan and Korea.

A History of Drum Bugle Corps

Just as a fife and drum corps , wearing black or gray Stetson hats , became a
symbol of the veterans of the Civil War , the ... The Swiss at War , 1300-1500 " by
Douglas Miller -- plates by G.A. Embleton , 1979 , Osprey Publishing Ltd. ,
London .

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Holbein and the Reformation of Art

The Drawings by Hans Holbein the Younger for Erasmus ' " Praise of Folly " .
New York ... The Swiss at War , 1300-1500 . London : Osprey Publishing . Mollat ,
Michel . 1986. The Poor in the Middle Ages : An Essay in Social History . trans .

Author: Jeanne Elizabeth Nuechterlein

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Page: 1066

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Flodden 1513

9 Douglas Miller , The Swiss at War : 1300-1500 , London , 1979 , p.13 . 10
Oman , The Art of War in the Sixteenth Century , p.63 . 11 Baumgarter , From
Spear to Flintlock , pp.161-162 . 12 Phillipe de Commynes , The Universal Spider
 ...

Author: Niall Barr

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 160

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Barr (defense studies, Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham) views Flodden as important because the battle lay on the cusp of several developments: a new Renaissance understanding of the past, profound military developments in the 16th century, and the Reformation. Barr's sources inc

Canadian Journal of Netherlandic Studies

4 Sir Michael Howard has a convenient assessment of the “ War of the Knights ”
in his War in European History ( Oxford : OUP , 1976 ) , 1 - 19 . 5 Douglas Miller ,
The Swiss at War 1300 - 1500 ( London : Osprey , 1979 ) , 3 - 4 discusses ...

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Russia s War in Afghanistan

Men - at - Arms Series Titles in Print 19TH CENTURY AND COLONIAL ( 173 )
THE ALAMO AND THE WAR OF TEXAN ... ( 94 ) THE SWISS AT WAR 1300 1500
( 136 ) ITALIAN MEDIEVAL ARMIES 1300 1500 ( 166 ) GERMAN MEDIEVAL ...

Author: David Isby

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 48

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Text by David Isby. Colour plates by Ron Volstad. This book examines Soviet forces in Afghanistan. The origins and conduct of the war and the operational organisation of Soviet forces are discussed. Afghan resistance and weaponry is also examined. A comprehensive study of both sides in the Afghan war.

US Cavalry on the Plains 1850 90

Men - at - Arms Series Titles in Print 19TH CENTURY AND COLONIAL ( 37 ) THE
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA ( 38 ... 1250-1400 ( 94 ) THE SWISS AT WAR
1300-1500 ( 136 ) ITALIAN MEDIEVAL ARMIES 1300-1500 ( 166 ) GERMAN ...

Author: Philip Katcher

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 48

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Discusses the history of the U.S. Cavalry in controlling the conflict of settlement in the Great Plains area from 1850 to 1890.

The Israeli Army in the Middle East Wars 1948 73

19TH CENTURY AND COLONIAL ( 37 ) THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA (
38 ) ARMY OF THE POTOMAC ( 67 ) ... WELSH WARS 1250 - 1400 ( 94 ) THE
SWISS AT WAR 1300 - 1500 ( 136 ) ITALIAN MEDIEVAL ARMIES 1300 - 1500 ...

Author: John Laffin

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 40

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Israel assumes in advance that defeat in war means an end to the Jewish nation, and it wages war accordingly. This fact influences the Israeli approach to its army and to the strategy, tactics, training and conduct of war. Surrounded by hostile nations, Israel has fought six victorious wars between 1948 and 1973. For a force which began as an irregular, impoverished and improvised group, this is a formidable record. Backed by plenty of photographs and eight full page colour plates, this fine text examines the six wars fought between 1948–73, including the extraordinary Israeli victory of 1967.

Foreign Volunteers of the Wehrmacht 1941 45

... ARMIES OF THE CRUSADES ( 105 ) THE MONGOLS ( 50 ) MEDIEVAL
EUROPEAN ARMIES ( 94 ) THE SWISS AT WAR 1300-1500 ( 136 ) ITALIAN
MEDIEVAL ARMIES 1300-1500 ( 140 ) ARMIES OF THE OTTOMAN TURKS
1300-1774 ...

Author: Carlos Caballero Jurado

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 40

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This book looks at the uniforms worn by the foreign volunteers integrated into the German forces during the Second World War, between the years of 1941 and 1945.

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

The above-mentioned "Men- at-Arms" series includes Douglas miller. The
Landsknechts (1976) and The Swiss at War. 1300-1500 (1979); david c. nicolle.
Armies of the Ottoman Turks. 1300-1774 (1983); and s.R. turnbull. Samurai
Armies.

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc

Publisher:

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Category: Reference

Page:

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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica Macropaedia Knowledge in depth

The above - mentioned “ Menat - Arms " series includes DOUGLAS MILLER , The
Landsknechts ( 1976 ) and The Swiss at War , 1300-1500 ( 1979 ) ; DAVID C.
NICOLLE , Armies of the Ottoman Turks , 1300-1774 ( 1983 ) ; and S.R. ...

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 1088

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The Middle Ages

Thomas F . Arnold , The Renaissance at War . London : Cassell ... Quoted in
John Gillingham , Richard Coeur de Lion : Kingship , Chivalry and War in the
Twelfth Century . Lon - don ... 24 . 19 . Douglas Miller , The Swiss at War : 1300
1500 .

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Lucent Books

ISBN: 9781590180693

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Discusses the weapons, tactics, gunpowder, castles, fortifications, cannons, handheld guns, ships, and other weapons used in Middle Ages warfare, and includes bibliographical references and an index.