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Medieval Polish Armies 966-1500 (Osprey Men at Arms #445)

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The history of Poland is a fascinating study of a people struggling to achieve nationhood in the face of internal and external enemies. Poland became a unified Christian state in AD 966 and by the 12th century a knightly class had emerged - a force that was integral to the defense of Poland against increasingly frequent foreign invasions. Intent on crushing rival Christian ...more
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Published February 21st 2012 by Osprey Publishing
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Matthew Dambro
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Excellent Osprey monograph on early medieval Polish men at arms. It clearly shows the mixture of influences from Asia and Western Europe. By the end of the period in question the West predominated but always with Eastern and Central Asian mixtures. The plates are worth the price of admission.
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Dr. David C. Nicolle (born 4 April 1944) is a British historian specialising in the military history of the Middle Ages, with a particular interest in the Middle East.

David Nicolle worked for BBC Arabic before getting his MA at SOAS, University of London. He gained a PHD at the University of Edinburgh. He lectured in World and Islamic art and architecture at Yarmouk University, Jordan. He was also
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