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

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The nomadic peoples of central Asia—Huns, Bulgars, Magyars, Mongols—are still known to us for their legendary fighters Attila, Genghis Khan, and Timur Lenk (Tamerlane), as well as for their feats of calculated brutality. (Timur Lenk would leave piles of severed heads in his conquered cities; another tribe sent nine sacks of ears to their khan.) Less studied is the remarkable effectiveness of their battle techniques: For two thousand years, these horse-archer armies were an unstoppable force to sedentary peoples, be they Romans, Crusaders, Chinese, or medieval. Erik Hildinger introduces the most important of these raiders as well as a host of other tribes and examines in detail their tactics, strategies, and weaponry—a form of highly mobile and defensive warfare that even armies of today can learn from.

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This is a military history of the nomads who wreaked havoc on Asia and Europe for more than two millennia. This volume introduces the most important of these raiders as well as many other tribes and examines in detail their tactics, strategies, and weaponry.

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Now in paperback: The first and only military history of the nomads who wreaked havoc on Asia and Europe for more than two millennia.

About the Author

Erik Hildinger has written on ancient and medieval military history for a number of publications. He was a practicing lawyer for many years and now teaches at the University of Michigan. He lives in Ann Arbor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306810657
Author:
Hildinger, Erik
Publisher:
Da Capo
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia - Central
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Asia, Central History, Military.
Subject:
Krieger
Subject:
World History-Asia
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
106-1066
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 14 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This is a military history of the nomads who wreaked havoc on Asia and Europe for more than two millennia. This volume introduces the most important of these raiders as well as many other tribes and examines in detail their tactics, strategies, and weaponry.
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Now in paperback: The first and only military history of the nomads who wreaked havoc on Asia and Europe for more than two millennia.
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