Warriors of the Steppe

Warriors of the Steppe : A Military History of Central Asia, 500 B.C. to 1700 a.D.

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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

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps, ports.
  • 1885119437
  • 9781885119438