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Polish Armies 1569-1696 (2)
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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP MAA188
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Author: Richard Brzezinski
Illustrator: Angus McBride

About this book
The 17th century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was almost as varied as modern America. Alongside Slavs lived Lithuanians and other Balts, Germans, Tatars, Armenian merchants, Jewish traders, and even a remarkably large populations of Scots. This variety of cultures had a strong influence on the Polish army. Along with the predominantly Polish and Lithuanian 'winged' hussars served numerous foreigners from both within and outside the Commonwealth: Tatars and Cossacks, Wallachians, Transylvanians, Moldavians, Hungarians, Serbians and Albanians; and from the West, French, Italians, Dutch, Walloons, Swedes and Scots. Richard Brzezinski's companion volume to Men-at-Arms 184 completes his fascinating examination of Polish armies from 1569-1696.

  • Introduction
  • The Foreign Autorament
  • The Royal Guard
  • Private Armies
  • Town and City Forces
  • Tatars
  • The Zaporozhian Cossacks
  • Warfare in Poland
  • The Plates
Paperback; June 1988; 48 pages; ISBN: 9780850457445

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