Well, there are other titles undoubtedly, and the armies of England, Scotland and Irish are somewhat covered in various line (Tudor Knight, Henry VIII’s Armies, Galloglasses , Scottish Renaissance Armies); the problem is that most of the titles are centered around the “Anglo-Saxon” world, and there isn’t anything about the French, Imperial, Spanish and Italian Armies, with an exception of the Landsknechts. Even if we see the release for the next year (Amazon), the only thing of interest is another book about the Border Reivers again. Is it not possible to treat something else? By the way, in the last years, different English authors (or English speaking) have published some very interesting books about the warfare in the 16th century. Just to remember some names and books that I have read David Potter (Renaissance France at War: Armies, Culture and Society, c.1480-1560, War and Government in the French Provinces), James B. Wood (The King's Army: Warfare, Soldiers and Society during the Wars of Religion in France, 1562-76), James Raymond (Henry VIII’s Military Revolution), Ian Heath (The Armies of England, Scotland, Ireland, the United Provinces and the Spanish Netherlands 1487-1609), Gervase Phillips (The Anglo-Scots Wars, 1513-1550) and Yuval Noah Hariri have published all very excellent books whose covered even the “other” armies. It could very interesting to see if these and other authors out the “Osprey circle” have something to publish in “Osprey” format.
Posted: 09-Jul-2010 10:04
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