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 Post subject: Re: Suggested reading (in English)
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 2:40 pm 
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It's a Volume I so i guess Volume II will cover our period :)

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Besides the classic trilogy from Sienkiewicz, are there any other novels that deal with this period and the parties involved?

I seem to recall there was a "sword & sandal" type novel about the Siege of Vienna a few years a go, but can't seem to find it anymore.


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Howard (author of Conan) had a story about the first ottoman siege of Vienna. A atd early for us but inspiring. :-)


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There are several but they are written in Polish.

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Ok, that's a shame. I always like to listen to audiobooks, but sadly there appear to be no English version's of Sienkewicz works.

However, I did manage to find "Enemy at the Games" by Andrew Wheatcroft (1683 siege of Vienna) and "Warrior Dynasty" by Hendrik O. Lunde (about the Swedish kings of the 17th century) on Audible. That will have to do for the time.


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I would recommend Peter Englunds Invincible (of life and wars of Carl X Gustav of Sweden and Erik Dahlberg) and the earlier Years of War about Swedens involvement in the 30 years war.
Both are non fiction. Den oövervinnerlige and Ofredsår for those of You who can read Swedish iconSWE


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Englund's books are nice but first of all not available in English (although there's Polish translation of both of those books) and secondly he made many errors in his books, especially when describing non-Swedish point of view.

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Surprising. After seeing the English titles in wiki I thought English translation would actually exist.
Since they have been translated to Finnish and as I hear now Polish.

His point of view is Swedish, and even though he does list some Polish sources, he seems to - quite naturally - rely most heavily on Swedish authors.

What he is good at, is describing the events through certain key individuals and explaining the world view surrounding them. And even here the Swedish nobleman, German officer or a Swedish student raising in the world are better explained than others.


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Problem with Englund is that he often skip through sources available to him, making such silly errors like describing Patrick Gordon as protestant ;) I agree with what you wrote though, about great way that he describe 17th century world (especially Sweden-centered) and tell the stories of soldiers and civillians alike. But for me his book about battle of Poltava is the best, much better then those about 17th century wars.

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Found this item about The Deluge today. A lot of links everyone can use - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deluge_(history). Info for this time period is difficult to find, cheaply. Click on the (Deluge history) question. For some reason, I can't copy the link entirely.


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