Relief of Vienna 1683, by Zdzislaw Zygulski

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“The Relief of Vienna 1683”

 by Zdzisław Żygulski jun.

 Kraków 1988

 

Great album on Turkish and Polish art and armament in the 17th century. The book was printed on 300-years Anniversary of the Siege and Relief of Vienna in 1683 – one of the biggest and most dramatic events of European history. At the same time it is the catalogue of the monumental exhibition that took place in Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow. Over 220 illustrations and many historical essays also in English!

 

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Contents:

– Introduction;

– The Imperial Idea of Ottoman Turkey;

– Ottoman Turkey, Poland, and Europe in the 16th century;

– The confrontation of Poland and Turkey in the 17th century till the Żórawno Treaty;

– The Personality of John Sobieski;

– Diplomatic Activity Before the 1683 Campaign;

– The Siege and Relief of Vienna;

– Events following the Relief;

– Vienna Trophies and the Grand Vizier’s Tent;

What can be found in the catalogue:

– Maps,

– Paintings and portraits;

– Armours (Turkish and Polish);

– Edged weapons including Polish and Turkish sabres;

– Turkish carpets and tents;

– Diplomatic documents (Turkish and Polish);

– Prints, drawings and etchings depicted Ottoman and Polish Court, Soldiers and Peoples;

– Decorative arts;

– Battle plans

Rare and absolutely “MUSTHAVE” catalogue

with FULL ENGLISH TRANSLATION

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