Campaldino 1289 The Battle that made Dante / Osprey Campaign 324
Osprey Campaign: Accounts of history's greatest conflicts, detailing the command strategies, tactics and battle experiences of the opposing forces throughout the crucial stages of each campaign.
Campaldino is one of the important battles between the Guelphs and Ghibellines - the major political factions in the city states of central and northern Italy. It heralded the rise of Florence to a dominant position over the area of Tuscany and was one of the last occassions when the Italian city militias contested a battle, with the 14th century seeing the rise of the condottiere in Italy's Wars.
In this highly illustrated new study, renowned medieval historians Kelly De Vries and Niccolò Capponi have uncovered new material from the battlefield itself, as well as using all the available sources, to breathe new life into this colourful and fascinating battle.
- Full color battlescenes
- 3-dimensional "bird's-eye-views"
- 96 pages
- Historical b/w photos
- Color photos
- Colored map sketches
- "3D bird's-eye-views"
- Double-sided color sketches of battle scenes
- English text
- Authors: Kelly Devries & Niccolò Capponi, illustrated by Graham Turner