The Hussite Wars 1419-36

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Osprey Publishing, May 25, 2004 - History - 48 pages
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In 1415, the judicial murder of the religious reformer Jan Hus sparked a major uprising in Bohemia. His death led within a few years to the 'Hussite' revolution against the monarchy, the German aristocracy and the Church establishment. For two decades the largely peasant Hussite armies successfully defied a series of international 'crusades'; they owed many of their victories to the charismatic general Jan Zizka, and his novel tactical methods based on the use of 'war wagons'. This remarkable episode in medieval warfare is remembered not only as the Czech national epic, but as an important forerunner to the wars of the Reformation the following century.
 

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Contents

PREFACE
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STEPHEN TURNBULL is best The Second Crusade
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HEAVY ARMS EQUIPMENT OF THE HUSSITES
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BIBLIOGRAPHY FURTHER READING
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INDEX
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Stephen Turnbull is best known in the field of samurai and Japanese military history, but has recently expanded his interests into China, Korea and Southeast Asia. He has also published several books on the subject of warfare in medieval and early modern Europe, where he has developed a strong interest in eastern European armies such as the Hussites and the army of Muscovy.

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