Description - Mercenary Companies and the Decline of Siena by William Caferro
The Italian city-state of Siena had the misfortune if being too rich and on the main highway to Florence, a road much travelled by the infamous 13th-century marauders known as "Companies of Adventure". Composed of professional soldiers, these companies sold their services to the highest bidder in times of war, and staged ruinous raids in times of peace. In this volume, the author explores the companies' social, economic, and administrative impact in the 14th-century, from the arrival of Werner of Urslingen and the Great Company in 1342 until the fall of the Sienese republic in 1399.
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(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Johns Hopkins University Press
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Author Biography - William Caferro
William Caferro is assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Tulsa.