THE SIEGE OF VIENNA 1683
Two works published in 1683 and translated by G.F.Nafziger
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Illustrations: 1 illustration
This work is the translation of two works published within the year of the siege of Vienna, 1683. The first starts with much of the European politics surrounding Austria in 1683 and the reason why all of Europe did not go to Vienna’s relief. It then begins a study of the maneuvers of the Christian army, Turkish siege operations, the defense of the city, and the great battle that relieved the city and broke the back of the Turks.
The second work is probably the more interesting in that it was written by a Frenchman who spent the siege within the walls of Vienna. He relates details of how the city was defended and actions taken by its commander, plus the situation of the Christian army, issues with the Hungarians, who were Turkish allies, the siege from both sides, and the climactic battle that ended the siege.