The Saxon Mars and his Force

The Saxon Army during the Reign of John George III 1680 – 1691

Alexander Querengässer

This is the first detailed study of the origins of the standing Saxon army. Created by elector John George III (r. 1680-1691), it quickly won its laurels in the battle of Vienna (1683) and later in campaigns against the Ottomans and the French. This book gives a broad analysis on this army, dealing with topics like finances and organisation, unifor
Date Published :
December 2019
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Series :
Century of the Soldier
Illustration :
8 color plates, 55 b/w photos/ills, 12 tables, 2 b/w maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781912866601
Pages : 152
Dimensions : 9.75 X 7 inches
Stock Status : Available
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$39.95

Overview
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This is the first detailed study of the origins of the standing Saxon army. Created by elector John George III (r. 1680-1691), it quickly won its laurels in the battle of Vienna (1683) and later in campaigns against the Ottomans and the French. This book gives a broad analysis on this army, dealing with topics like finances and organisation, uniforms, tactics and an overview of its campaigns.

About The Author
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Alexander Querengässer studied history and archaeology at the University of Leipzig and later read for his PhD at the University of Potsdam with a work about the Saxon Army in the Great Northern War. He now works as a freelance historian and has published a number of books, dealing with military history from late medieval time to the 20th century. He also is the editor of the series “BeiträgezurGeschichte des Militärs in Sachsen”.

REVIEWS
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‘’For a relatively short book about a relatively small army, Querengässer manages to squeeze in a remarkable amount of information. And he does so in an engaging manner, particularly when narrating the various campaigns. A series of excellent colour plates and a plethora of useful monochrome illustrations accompanies his text. All in all, this is a first-rate addition to Helion’s Century of the Soldier series. Highly recommended. 9/10’’

- Wargames Illustrated

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