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This is book number 21 in the Soldiers&weapons series.
- #1: Imperial soldiers & uniforms 1640-1860: In the art of Franz Gerasch (Soldiers Weapons & Uniforms Gen #1) (Paperback): $37.00
- #13: Il Grande armoriale del Toson d'oro. Vol. 1: I primi 25 cavalieri della fondazione di Bruges (30 gennaio 1430) (Soldiers&weapons #13) (Paperback): $29.00
- #26: L'esercito di Bisanzio in Italia (535 - 1071): Dalla riconquista giustinianea alla caduta di Bari (Soldiers&weapons #26) (Paperback): $24.00
The German Landsknechte (German plural, singular Landsknecht), meaning "servants of the land", were colourful mercenary soldiers with a redoubtable reputation, who took over the Swiss forces' legacy and became the most formidable military force of the late 15th and throughout 16th century Europe, consisting predominantly of German and Swiss mercenary pikemen and supporting foot soldiers, they achieved the reputation for being the universal mercenary of early modern Europe. Was Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor from 1493 to 1519, the founder of the first mercenary Landsknecht regiments in 1487. He called upon Georg von Frundsberg (1473-1528), known by many as the Father of the Landsknechte, to assist him in their organization. Our book, cover all the history of this soldiers with finest illustration all in colour and 16 artistic colour plates.
About the Author
Luca Stefano Cristini (Bergamo 1958) is an Italian historian, and historical illustrator with a particular interest in the XVII century history, (principally about 30 years war). He is also the editorial manager of Soldiershop publishing, an Italian publishing company specializing in military and illustrated history. He currently lives near Bergamo in North Italy.