Horses in East Asian Warfare

Horses in East Asian Warfare

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Horses in East Asian warfare are inextricably linked with the strategic and tactical evolution of armed conflict. A warrior on horseback or horse-drawn chariot changed the balance of power between civilizations. When people with horses clashed with those without, horses provided a huge advantage. When both sides had horses, battles turned on the strength and strategy of their mounted horsemen, or cavalry. Military tactics were refined in terms of the use of horses. As in most cultures, a war horse in East Asia was trained to be controlled with limited use of reins, responding primarily to the rider's legs and weight. Horses were significant factors in the Wu Hu attacks on China, and the Mongol conquest of much of Eurasia; and they played a part in military conflicts on a smaller, more localized scale.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 20 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135907069
  • 9786135907063