WAR AND SOLDIERS IN THE EARLY REIGN OF LOUIS XIV: Volume 5: The Portuguese Army 1659-1690
In December 1640, the native dynasty of Braganza ascended to the Portuguese Throne. This event heralded the end Spanish domination in Portugal that had started in 1580. Following the Restoration, an ill-prepared Portuguese David found itself having to face a tormented but not exhausted Spanish Goliath. The new national army was raised in such a short period of time, to be considered almost unique in European military history.
Covers the Portuguese army organization and campaigns, uniforms, and ensigns. Includes 8 special commissioned color plates and uses after archival and unpublished sources along with many contemporary pictures. Includes 72 b/w illustrations, 7 b/w maps, 8 color plates, and 10 tables.
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Updated as of 12/07/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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