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Italian Militiaman 1260–1392 (Warrior #25) (Paperback)

Italian Militiaman 1260–1392 (Warrior #25) By David Nicolle, Christa Hook (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Nicolle, Christa Hook (Illustrator)
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Medieval Italy was characterized by regular warfare among its numerous city-states, as well as internal strife within comunes as aristocratic factions fought each other for domination of the cities' governments. In this context, Italian warfare developed quickly, with the crossbow playing a key role in improving the armour technology of the Italian city militias that used them. This book traces the evolution of the Italian militiaman, providing a comprehensive view of all aspects of the late medieval Italian city militias, from the weaponry, attitudes and social backgrounds of their members, to the political context that made such formations necessary.

About the Author

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Medieval Studies, Nottingham University. He is the author of numerous books on aspects of medieval military history, including many for Osprey.

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986, after studying under her father Richard Hook. Her work has featured extensively in the worlds of publishing and television. She has established herself as one of Osprey's most popular artists, having illustrated multiple series titles. Her illustrations combine the historian's attention to detail with the artist's sense of drama and atmosphere, and they are sought after by collectors worldwide. Christa lives and works in East Sussex, England.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781855328266
ISBN-10: 1855328267
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: February 26th, 1999
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Warrior