The Swiss at War 1300-1500 by Douglas MillerThe Swiss at War 1300-1500 by Douglas Miller

The Swiss at War 1300-1500

byDouglas Miller, Gerry Embleton


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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.
Title:The Swiss at War 1300-1500Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.65 × 7.2 × 0.09 inPublisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:0850453348

ISBN - 13:9780850453348

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Organization · Tactics and Campaigns · The Burgundian Wars · The Plates

From Our Editors

This book aims at reconstructing the costume and weapons of the lower ranks of the Swiss, and to outline, on the basis of illustrative material, the armour of the wealthier Swiss.