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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2017 10:44 a.m. PST

"From the Greek professional armies of Alexander, through the Hundred Years War, to today, mercenaries have been ever-present, their role constantly evolving. In this compelling history William Urban takes up their captivating and turbulent story from 1550 to 1789: from the Wars of Religion to the eve of the French Revolution. The 16th century saw increasing sophistication in European politics and commerce, religious and scientific thought, and military technology. Everywhere professionals …"

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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2017 2:15 p.m. PST

I have this book and it isn't as great as the write-up suggests.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2017 10:06 a.m. PST

Thanks for your guidance my friend.


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