Warriors of the Steppe : A Military History of Central Asia, 500 B.C. to 1700 a.D.
A Military History of Central Asia, 500 B.C. to 1700 A.D.. The first book to examine the nomads of Asia from a purely military perspective, from the ancient Scythians to the Manchu conquest of China. Across these two thousand years, the horse archer armies of the steppe-considered here as a unified phenomenon, linked by their reliance on mass cavalry tactics and the composite bow-resembled an unstoppable "force of nature" which sedentary people, except in rare instances, were unable to resist.show more
- Hardback | 272 pages
- 152.4 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
- 21 Jul 1997
- The Perseus Books Group
- Da Capo Press Inc
- Cambridge, MA, United States
- Illustrations, maps, ports.