Famine and poverty in the army during the reign of the House of Vasa in the light of reports and diaries

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Title Famine and poverty in the army during the reign of the House of Vasa in the light of reports and diaries
Autor: Woźnica, Kamila
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11331/2412
Date: 2016
Źródło: Historia i Świat. 2016, nr 5, s. 169-190
Abstract: The aim of the article is to present the phenomenon of famine in the army of the Crown and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania during the reign of the House of Vasa. Shortages of food were not present in the army constantly . Nevertheless, they were a frequent phenomenon durin g wars. It was not alway s possible to buy or steal something due to destructions in the area where the army was staying. In situations of no possibility to purchase food p roducts, p eop le tried to look for thin gs that could fill their stomachs in the near est surrounding. They would pick rhizomes, tree leaves, vegetables and herbs. Carrion as well as ill and injured animals were eaten. A sy mbol of famine was eating horse meat. The last resort was cannibalism

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