Category Archives: Mercenaries

Early Modern War and the Formation of Europe

The Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis hosted an interdisciplinary conference on Early Modern War and the Formation of Europe this weekend (16-17 November 2018). The conference included diverse perspectives on war, culture, and society … Continue reading

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Swiss Guard Saved Rome

The legendary Swiss Guard of the Vatican is in the news today on the anniversary of the Sack of Rome of 1527. NPR reports on the swearing in ceremonies of the Swiss Guard in Rome today. Northern Illinois University students … Continue reading

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