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Stratum plus. 2014. No.6

A. V. Fedoruk (Chernivtsi, Ukraine)

Artillery in the Great War of 1409—1411 (according to written sources and archaeological materials)

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Pages: 133-147

The article addresses use of artillery arms in the large armed conflict between the Polish Kingdom and Grand Duchy of Lithuania with the Teutonic Order in early 15th c. The author analyses quantity, types and cost of cannon production in these conflicting European states. He traces also the tactics of fire artillery used in siege operations, as well as peculiarities of itsapplication in the field during the active military campaigns in 1409—1410. The author also notes the impact of the Great War over the beginning of «gunpowder revolution» process in some countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Keywords: states of Polish-Lithuanian union, Teutonic Order, the Great War, Grunwald, artillery, heavy bombards

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Andrei Fedoruk
(Chernivtsi, Ukraine). Candidate of Historical Sciences. Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. Kafedralna St., 2, Chernivtsi, 58012, Ukraine
E-mail: [email protected]

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