Military Intellectual and Battle, The

Raimondo Montecuccoli and the Thirty Years War

By Thomas M. Barker

Hardcover : 9780873952507, 271 pages, June 1975


An analysis of Montecuccoli's life, battles, and politics leads into a more detailed sociological, intellectual, psychological, and tactical analysis of contributions made by the Italian mercenary general, chief founder of the modern Austrian army. Included is a translation of his treatsie "Sulle battaglie," in which Montecuccoli stresses the important considerations before, during, and after battle. Professor Barker then explicates the four most significant battles of this great military strategist during the Thirty Years War. Maps, diagrams, charts, index.