Hawkwood

James McGee, "Rapscallion"  

Posted by sa603sa87 at Oct. 15, 2010
James McGee, "Rapscallion"

James McGee, "Rapscallion"
Publisher: HarperCollins | ISBN: 0007212720 | edition 2008 | PDF | 129 pages | 1,03 mb

What can i say, The 3rd Hawkwood book and they go from strength to strength, The attention to historical detail is amazing and it feels like you are there, The atmosphere of the prison hulks is captured briliantly. The day the book was delivered i began and 16hrs later sadly i had come to the end, When's the next due? Not much of Jago in this but Lasseur more than makes up for that, Will we see him again?. I know this is meant to be a review but i'm sure others will do that so i'll just enthuse. If your new to Hawkwood i recommend starting with Ratcatcher always start at the beginning, but you wont regret the money spent, Richard Sharpe watch out your history.
Duccio Balestracci, "Le armi, i cavalli, l'oro: Giovanni Acuto e i condottieri nell'Italia del Trecento"

Duccio Balestracci, "Le armi, i cavalli, l'oro: Giovanni Acuto e i condottieri nell'Italia del Trecento"
Publisher: Laterza | 2003 | ISBN: 8842068071 | Italian | EPUB/PDF | 320/201 pages | 0.3/0.9 Mb

Tra biografia e racconto d'armi, le vite di John Hawkwood, soldato inglese ribattezzato Giovanni Acuto, e dei condottieri al soldo. Attraverso la vita eccezionale di colui che è stato il più grande, stimato e temuto condottiero al soldo dei fiorentini, l'autore descrive le esistenze dei cavalieri e guerrieri mercenari, l'apprendistato delle armi, la struttura delle compagnie, il rapporto con la gente e i committenti, il denaro, gli strumenti del mestiere e la trasformazione delle compagnie di ventura in eserciti regolari. …
David Murphy, Condottiere 1300-1500: Infamous Medieval Mercenaries

David Murphy, Condottiere 1300-1500: Infamous Medieval Mercenaries
ISBN: 1846030773 | edition 2007 | PDF | 68 pages | 21 mb

Originally hired by wealthy Italian city states to protect their assets during a time of ceaseless warring, the Condottiere of the Italian peninsula became famous for his wealth, venality and amorality during the 14th century.
The Condottieri's pursuit of profit meant they were prepared to change sides for the right price, even during battle, and they prospered, becoming both powerful and rich in the process. Leaders such as John Hawkwood, with his famous 'White Company', became major political figures.