THE GERMAN ORDER OF THE 13 YEAR WAR: 1454-1466
Covers Knight Brothers and mercenary armies in the 15th century. After his bloody defeat in the Battle of the 1410, the state of the order in Prussia was in a phase of decline. In 1454, the Prussian cities and Knights rose up against the rule of the friars and allied themselves with the King of Poland. A 13-year war flared up.
The crusade enthusiasm that had led the order at the height of his power to serve huge armies of voluntary knights was now extinguished. Instead, certain mercenaries determined the course of the war. Their upkeep devoured huge sums of money and when the order could no longer raise the required funds, the mercenaries themselves tore into the dominion in the country.
The present volume deals with the army of this last significant conflict in the history of the Teutonic Order. In addition to the composition of the individual armies, the equipment and tactical use of the mercenary armies are also analysis. Includes contemporary illustrations and seven full-page color drawings.
NEW-softcover, available late July 2018 [German Text] ......$30.00
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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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