Zaporozhian Cossacks during the Campagin of Chocim in 1621 Cover Image

Kozaczyzna zaporoska w dobie kampanii chocimskiej 1621 roku
Zaporozhian Cossacks during the Campagin of Chocim in 1621

Author(s): Mirosław Nagielski
Subject(s): History, Modern Age, 17th Century
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Chocim 1621; P. Konashevych-Sahaidachny; Zaporozhian Cossacks; Y. Borodavka; registry

Summary/Abstract: The participation of Zaporozhian Cossacks in the campaign of Chocim in 1621 was of great importance both because of the number of Cossack corps under the command of Petro Konashevych‑Sahaidachny (between 25 and 40 thousand men) and its role in the long siege of the Polish-Lithuanian-Cossack camp at Chocim. Most of the Turkish assaults launched on the reinforced camp caused serious losses to the Cossacks (approximately 6.5–7 thousand men). Various problems are still open for debate, such as the number of Cossack troops at Chocim, casualties in the battles in Moldavia, the siege and the march through Ukraine. Last but not least, the structure of the aforementioned armed forces (infantry, cavalry) and their contribution to the military effort of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth should be discussed at length, together with the Cossacks’ military expeditions over the Black Sea in 1621.

  • Issue Year: 143/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 277-285
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish