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Free Web Resources - reference books

Post by nikdav » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:27 am

This is a list of very good books:

" The art of war in Italy, 1494-1529" by F.L. Taylor (1921)

https://archive.org/details/artofwarinitaly100taylrich

"The art of war in the Middle Ages, A.D. 378-1515" C.W. Oman (1885)

https://archive.org/details/artofwarinmiddle00omanuoft

"Lives of the warriors of the thirty years' war " Edward Cust (1865) 2 vol.

https://archive.org/details/livesofwarriorso01custuoft

https://archive.org/details/p2livesofwarrior00custuoft

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Re: free web resource - books

Post by nikdav » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:28 pm

Battles and battlefields in England (1896) Barret
https://archive.org/details/battlesbattlefie00barriala

Cromwell's army (1902) Firth
https://archive.org/details/cromwellsarmyhis00firtuoft

Elements of military art and history: (1863) De La Barre Duparcq
https://archive.org/details/elementsofmilita00labarich

Dictionary of battles from the earliest date to the present time (1904) Harbottle
https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofbatt00harb

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Re: free web resource - books

Post by nikdav » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:04 pm

Very interesting.....but who is the author or the source ?

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Post by stockwellpete » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:39 pm

nikdav wrote:Very interesting.....but who is the author or the source ?
I am guessing from the link that the person is called J Herek. I have no other information.

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Post by fogman » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:24 pm

Hands down the best online source, as it uses primary sources. astonishing level of details on french oobs. knowledge of french a plus.

http://rohanturenne.blogspot.ca/search/ ... %20Ravenne

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Post by nikdav » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:54 pm

Another interesting web page

http://rusmilhist.blogspot.it/

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Post by nikdav » Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:11 pm

Another very interesting book full of notes

The history of the life of Leonard Torstenson, (Lennart Torstenson,) 1855 - De Peyster J. Watts
https://archive.org/details/historylifeleon00peysgoog

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Re: free web resource - books

Post by nikdav » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:50 am

ECW specials :wink:
History of the great civil war, 1642-1649 (1886) S.R. Gardiner 4 vol.
vol 1
https://archive.org/details/historyofgreatci01gard
vol 2
https://archive.org/details/historyofgreatci02gard
vol 3
https://archive.org/details/historyofgreatci03gard
vol 4
https://archive.org/details/historyofgreatci04garduoft


The parliamentary generals of the great Civil War (1886) Walford N.L.
https://archive.org/details/parliamentarygen00walfuoft


The first and second battles of Newbury and the siege of Donnington Castle during the Civil War (1884) W. Money
https://archive.org/details/cu31924027971872

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Post by nikdav » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:23 pm

The Great Condé, a life of Louis II de Bourbon, Prince of Condé (1915) - Godley

https://archive.org/details/greatcondlifeo00godluoft

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Post by nikdav » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:47 am

Gustavus Adolphus _ (1895) Dodge Theodore Ayrault 1842-1909
https://archive.org/details/gustavusadolphus01dodg


The relation of Sydnam Poyntz, 1624-1636 A.T.Goodrick 1908
https://archive.org/details/relationofsydnam00poynrich

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Post by nikdav » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:08 pm

Lancaster and York, a century of English history (A. D. 1399-1485) (1892)

https://archive.org/details/lancasteryorkcen01rams
https://archive.org/details/lancasteryorkcen02rams

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Post by Miletus » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:57 am

At the moment I'm reading S.R.Gardiner's The Thirty Years' War, 1618 - 1648. Although dated, it's a good read that's providing me with a general framework for the TYW battles/armies in the game. I downloaded the free Kindle version from Amazon, but it's also available as a free online text, e.g. via this link -

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/40082/40 ... 0082-h.htm

Reading this has been fun as it's one of the books I studied for A Level History, back in the Dark Ages (circa 1975)!!!

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Re: free web resource - books

Post by nikdav » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:15 pm

There is also a very good pdf version of Gardiner's The Thirty Years' War, 1618 - 1648

https://archive.org/details/thirtyyearswar1600gard

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Post by nikdav » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:19 pm

And i find today also this TYW book of Antonin Gindely " History of the Thirty Years' War (1884)"
vol.1
https://archive.org/details/historythirtyye00gindgoog
vol.2
https://archive.org/details/cu31924026355929

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Post by Pixel » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:19 am

stockwellpete wrote:This also is very good . . .

http://celyn.drizzlehosting.com/jherek/16thMilSci.pdf
@Stockwellpete that pdf is a great little primer on the period. ;)

Just finished reading Furies: War in Europe, 1450-1700 by Lauro Martines. Not free but it is an interesting read. Discusses logistics, sieges, camp followers, disease, violence, and the socioeconomic impacts of warfare in Early Modern Europe. A nice change from the great men, tactics, and battles approach. It really brings home the cruelties of European warfare during the 15th-Early 18th centuries.

Here's what the blog Sellswords, mercenaries and condottieri had to say about this book: https://sellsword.wordpress.com/2013/02 ... -martines/
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Re: free web resource - books

Post by KiwiWarlord » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:53 am

Do you think a 'stickie' should be applied to this thread?
Looks a good reference post.

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Re: Free Web Resources - reference books

Post by OldGiants » Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:03 pm

Found this .pdf the other day:

Moderator: Link removed because of probable copyright breach

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Post by rbodleyscott » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:25 pm

OldGiants wrote:Found this .pdf the other day:
Sadly that appears to be a copyright breach rather than a legitimate free web resource.
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Re: Free Web Resources - reference books

Post by nikdav » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:13 am

I find another very interesting free book :

The Sieges of Vienna by the Turks
by K. A. Schimmer ed. 1847

https://ia902300.us.archive.org/3/items ... 00schi.pdf

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