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14 Apr 2019 6:38 p.m. PST
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Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2019 11:01 a.m. PST

Looking for some very good books on these Wars?

Puster Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2019 3:09 p.m. PST

Mallett, Michael and Shaw, Christine, The Italian Wars: 14941559 (Harlow, England: Pearson Education, Inc., 2012). ISBN 978-0-582-05758-6.

Just for a start – a good overview over the era. If somebody finds articles or books about the specific early campaigns I would love to hear from them.

GurKhan15 Apr 2019 1:51 a.m. PST

There's an online article at on the Romagna campaign of 1494, a nice little sideshow.

There's an Osprey Campaign series title on the battle of Fornovo, but it's not one of their best.

And there's link due out at the end of this year, by the author of the fine Stemmi e Imprese website –

RJT200315 Apr 2019 2:44 a.m. PST

The Chevalier Bayard by Shellabarger – link

History of Bayard – link

Diary of the Caroline War – link

Condottiere15 Apr 2019 11:53 a.m. PST

The French Descent into italy 1494:


Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2019 4:50 p.m. PST

Thank you.

mghFond15 Apr 2019 9:03 p.m. PST

I have and really enjoyed the Italian Wars as mentioned by Puster, it covers the whole series of conflicts though not just the 1494 invasion.

GurKhan16 Apr 2019 1:41 a.m. PST

I should also mention the De Rohan Turenne blog,, which has a lot of useful postings on the Italian War as well as later periods – notably link for an order of battle of the French army in Italy in 1495. Most postings are in both French and English.

Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2019 7:13 a.m. PST

Gurkhan, interesting blog!

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