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The Army Of The Swabian League 1525

The Army Of The Swabian League 1525

Series : From Retinue to Regiment 1435-1618

Author : Doug Miller

Paperback Helion & Company 248mm x 180mm 104 pages 45 b/w ills & maps

Not yet published - in Autumn 2019 list

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The Swabian League was established as a defensive alliance of princes, prelates, and Imperial cities to maintain the peace within the territory of Southern Germany. In 1525 the League faced an existential threat in the form of an attempt by the exiled Duke Ulrich of Württemberg to retake his territory and a series of localised peasant uprisings which united into a movement for political reform. The League was forced to mobilise a mercenary armyat a time of financial crisis and a shortage of Landsknechts, many of whom were fighting in the Italian Wars. This book presents a detailed inside account of the different components and internal organisation of the League army. It focuses on two campaigns led by its supreme commander, Georg Truchsess von Waldburg, to maintain discipline during an intensive six-month campaign to thwart the Duke of Württemberg and smash the peasant rebellion whilst attempting to appease his political overlords within the League.

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Publisher
Helion & Company
ISBN
9781912866519
Date of Publication
December 2019
Binding
Paperback
Book Size
248mm x 180mm
Pages
104 pages
Images
45 b/w ills & maps
Language
English text
Helion Book Code
HEL1141
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