Armies of the Italian States during the War of the Spanish Succession

Armies of the Italian States during the War of the Spanish Succession

Ciro Paoletti

The second book ever made on this subject in the last century, and the first in English; both by the same author.
Date Published :
January 2021
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
Century of the Soldier
Illustration :
295 ills & maps, 8 color plates
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781913336493
Pages : 442
Dimensions : 9.8 X 7.1 inches
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The War of Spanish Succession is well known in English concerning Flanders and Germany, not that much concerning Spain, not at all about Italy. Italian front was so important that the French considered it as important as the German one, and committed there their best generals. William III considered it to be far more important than Spain, and, in spite of having no British army there, after King William’s death London committed to it 1/10 of her war expense.

It was considered so important in Vienna that the Emperor sent there his best general. Last, it was the front where all the French hopes to submit Europe died in Turin in 1706 after the first dramatic wound they suffered in Blenheim in 1704.

About The Author

The author is Italian, born in 1962. He achieved his Masters in Rome and Phd. in Paris. He has authored more than 400 works, including 24 books, more than 60 conference papers and more than 140 articles in Italy and abroad. He is the current General Secretary of the Italian Commission of Military History and a member of two other Italian, two non-Italian, and an international historical organization.

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