Polish Armies, 1569-1696 : v.2 Paperback
Part of the Men-at-Arms series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 48 pages, illustrations (some colour); 1 map
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/06/1988
- Category: History: specific events & topics
- ISBN: 9780850457445