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

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

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By (author) Erik Hildinger

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  • Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 231mm x 25mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 20 November 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
  • ISBN 10: 1885119437
  • ISBN 13: 9781885119438
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps, ports.

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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.

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