Thursday, June 11, 2015
JAZDA ZACIĘŻNA KRÓLESTWA POLSKIEGO W XV WIEKU
today I am announcing a newbook, new to me at least, on the subject of Polish XV century mercenary cavalry written by a scholar from the University of Łódź, Tadeusz Grabarczyk Ph.D., titled 'Jazda zaciężna Królestwa Polskiego w XV wieku, [Mercenary horse of the Polish Kingdom], published in Łódź, this winter 2015. Dr Grabarczyk is the author of 'Piechota zaciężna Królestwa Polskiego w XV wieku (The Mercenary Infantry of Polish Kingdom), published in Łódź AD 2000.
I have not read the book but just the preview available on academia.edu , and I find it awfully interesting, important and a must for me.
It covers the period 1409-1500, and it is a study of organization, arms and armor, finishing with some examples of battle performance etc.
I will have to order my copy, but I learned from this discussion that this was a very small publication.
There is this review in Polish - SMDBiB
Many thanks to my friend, author and researcher Michał Chlipała for letting me know about this publication. a review of his book on the Armenian armies during the Crusades period is here.
Images from the Holy Cross Chapel at the Wawel Castle Cathedral - 1460s-1470s - from the Cracow school of painters