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Jan Sobieski : The King Who Saved Europe, Softcover
Jan Sobieski : The King Who Saved Europe, Softcover

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Jan Sobieski was one of the most extraordinary and visionary monarchs of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1674 until his death. He was a man of letters, an artistic person, a dedicated ruler but above all the greatest soldier of his time. Popular among his subjects, he won considerable fame for his decisive victory over the Ottomans at the walls of Vienna (1683). For defeating the Muslim invaders, Pope Innocent XI hailed Sobieski as the saviour of Christendom.

Authors forward:
The late 17th century has had much in common with our early twenty first century.  Both periods can be seen as times in which governments with weak, self centered ideologies had little or no moral compass to guide them.  Today, as then, we look to our leaders for action, integrity and truth but the problem is that we have few real leaders today. After reading this book, I hope that you might ask yourself this question: why can't we have courageous leaders and heroes today as Poland did centuries ago in her great king, Jan III Sobieski?

Despite being surrounded by a host of political, religious and ideological enemies, Sobieski could not be contained and was not limited by the challenges of his time. Well educated, loyal to those who placed their trust on him, a romantic, a chivalric knight and a devoted family man, Sobieski also had the skills and bravery of a Polish winged hussar.

As you read this well researched book, I hope that you will be captivated by Sobieski's Poland, an exotic and little known quarter of Europe (a quarter in the sense that few realize that this once powerful and religiously tolerant kingdom ruled benevolently a quarter of Europe).

About The Author:

Greece's foremost expert on Polish history, Miltiades Varvounis is a
distinguished freelance writer and author, with a thorough knowledge
of the history of Eastern Europe. Of Polish descent, he considers
himself Graecorum et Polonorum filius (a son of Greeks and Poles). He
has written several books in Greek, including "Ivan the Terrible"; and
"Kemal: The Founder of Modern Turkey." His latest book is in English,
the critically acclaimed "Jan Sobieski: The King Who Saved Europe".
His articles have appeared in leading Greek magazines and journals.
Rob Strybel
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  • 276 Pages
  • Softcover
  • 2012
  • Size 9" x 6" - 15cm x 23cm

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Vienna 1683 - Christian Europe repels the Ottomans.  Accounts of history's greatest conflicts, detailing the command strategies, tactics and battle experiences of the opposing forces thoughout the crucial stages of each campaign The hussar cavalryman had two feathered attachments to the back of his armor. This decorative effect came to Poland from the East. Turkish crack light cavalry painted their shields with wings, as did those from Hungary. King John III Sobieski was a symbol of the power and meaning of Poland in Europe for centuries. The King's victory in Vienna became not only an event in common history, but also became a national legend. The Polish hussar was, to quote one of many foreign visitors impressed by them, 'without doubt one of the most spectacular soldiers in the world'. Most dramatic of all hussar characteristics were the 'wings' worn on the back or on the saddle; their purpos
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This painting from the original 17th century piece is by contemporary artist Bohdan Wroblewski, and is of a section from the famous "Stockholm Scroll" showing Sebastian Sobieski, the court standard bearer with the royal flag, leading the Regiment of the R Our magnet features the Polish Winged Hussar in an outline of Poland and the word "Polska" in the upper left.  See below for the history of these Polish knights. This spectacularly detailed statue of a Polish Winged Husar is made using a process known as cold cast bronze.  Wings and lance are removable for shipping.

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