Related Content

Related Overviews

condottieri

Xenophon (c. 428—354 bc) Greek historian, writer, and military leader

Switzerland

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469—1527) Italian statesman and political philosopher

See all related overviews in Oxford Reference »

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • History
  • Military History

GO

Show Summary Details

Overview

mercenaries


Quick Reference

N.a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.

late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin mercenaruis ‘hireling,’ from merces, merced- ‘reward.’

Subjects: HistoryMilitary History


Reference entries

View all reference entries »