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From Retinue to Regiment 1453-1618

From Retinue to Regiment 1453-1618

The period 1453 to 1618 connects the High Medieval Period to the Early Modern Era. Commonly known as the Renaissance, it saw technological advances and significant social and cultural change. Catholic dominance was challenged by the rise of the new Protestant religions, and Western Europe was itself challenged by the rise of the Ottoman Empire. The New World was discovered and greater links with the East were created. This period saw the fall of Constantinople to the Turks and the last major battle of the Hundred Years War, both in 1453. The use of gunpowder and artillery played an ever-increasing role in war, and this was coupled with the rise of the professional soldier. The condotierri, landsknecht and janissary were all to march across the battlefields of Europe and beyond. Army organisation also changed. The mid to late 15th century still saw armies based around the ‘lance fournie’ or ‘retinue’ of the High Medieval Era, formations based around a lord and his immediate men-at-arms and other supporters. By the mid 16th century Italian officers were fielding their troops in formations known as ‘battagliones’, and by the end of the century the French term régiment was in common usage. ‘From Retinue to Regiment 1453–1618’ will examine this period in a broad sweep. It will examine the wars and battles through narrative, as well as looking at the equipment, clothing and logistics involved.

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Series Editor : Charles Singleton

Submissions

The publishers would be pleased to receive submissions for this series. Please contact the series editor(s) above, or in writing to Helion & Company, Unit 8, Amherst Business Centre, Budbrooke Road, Warwick CV34 5WE.

The Onin War 1467-77 : A Turning Point in Samurai History
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The Onin War 1467-77

A Turning Point in Samurai History
From Retinue to Regiment 1453-1618 #9

Stephen Turnbull

128 pages 63 b/w ills, 16 colour ills, 4 maps

Not yet published - in Autumn 2021 list

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The Ethiopian-Adal War 1529-1543 : The Conquest of Abyssinia
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The Ethiopian-Adal War 1529-1543

The Conquest of Abyssinia
From Retinue to Regiment 1453-1618 #8

Jeffrey M. Shaw

146 pages 24 b/w photos & illustrations, 13 b/w maps

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The Tudor Arte of Warre Volume 1 : The Conduct of War from Henry VII to Mary I, 1485-1558
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The Tudor Arte of Warre Volume 1

The Conduct of War from Henry VII to Mary I, 1485-1558
From Retinue to Regiment 1453-1618 #7

Jonathan Davies

442 pages 94 b/w illustrations, 16 pages colour plates, 17 b/w maps, numerous tables

Paperback £35.00
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The Italian Wars Volume 2 : Agnadello 1509, Ravenna 1512, Marignano 1515
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The Italian Wars Volume 2

Agnadello 1509, Ravenna 1512, Marignano 1515
From Retinue to Regiment 1453-1618 #6

Vincenzo Alberici, Massimo Predonzani, Rachele Tiso

158 pages 41 b/w illustrations, 8 pages colour artwork, 7 b/w maps

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The Commotion Time : Tudor Rebellion in the West, 1549
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The Commotion Time

Tudor Rebellion in the West, 1549
From Retinue to Regiment 1453-1618 #5

E.T. Fox

230 pages 32 b/w ills & photos, 11 maps, numerous tables

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The Italian Wars Volume 1 : The Expedition of Charles VIII into Italy and the Battle of Fornovo
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The Italian Wars Volume 1

The Expedition of Charles VIII into Italy and the Battle of Fornovo
From Retinue to Regiment 1453-1618 #4

Vincenzo Alberici, Massimo Predonzani, Rachele Tiso

136 pages 39 b/w ills & photos, 8 colour plates, 3 b/w maps

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The Army of the Swabian League 1525
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The Army of the Swabian League 1525

From Retinue to Regiment 1453-1618 #3

Doug Miller

104 pages 45 b/w ills & maps

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Tanaka 1587 : Japan's Greatest Unknown Samurai Battle
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Tanaka 1587

Japan's Greatest Unknown Samurai Battle
From Retinue to Regiment 1453-1618 #2

Stephen Turnbull

128 pages 55 b/w photos/ills, 3 maps, 8 colour plates

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Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth
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Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth

From Retinue to Regiment 1453-1618 #1

Mike Ingram

302 pages 68 b/w photos, 17 b/w ills, 8pp colour plates, 11 b/w maps, 2 tables

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John Hunyadi and the Late Crusade : A Transylvanian Warlord against the Crescent
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John Hunyadi and the Late Crusade

A Transylvanian Warlord against the Crescent
From Retinue to Regiment 1453-1618

Andrei Pogăciaș

192 pages 20 photos, maps, colour plate section

Not yet published - in Autumn 2020 list

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One Faith One Law One King : French Armies of the Wars of Religion 1562-1598
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One Faith One Law One King

French Armies of the Wars of Religion 1562-1598
From Retinue to Regiment 1453-1618

T J O’Brien de Clare

224 pages 87 b/w ills, 12-16 b/w photos, 8 colour plates, 10 b/w maps, 1 organisation chart

Not yet published - in Autumn 2021 list

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The Italian Wars Volume 3 : Francis I and the Battle of Pavia 1525
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The Italian Wars Volume 3

Francis I and the Battle of Pavia 1525
From Retinue to Regiment 1453-1618

Vincenzo Alberici, Massimo Predonzani

144 pages 8 colour plates, 40 b/w ills & maps

Not yet published - in Spring 2022 list

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Transylvanian Armies 1541-1613
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Transylvanian Armies 1541-1613

From Retinue to Regiment 1453-1618

Dr Florin Nicolae Ardelean

120 pages 8 colour plates, c 24 b/w illustrations & maps

Not yet published - in Spring 2022 list

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