Imperial Chinese Armies
590-1260 AD v.2
By (author) C.J. Peers
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Imperial Chinese Armies by C.J. Peers
Book DescriptionBy AD 589, when Yang Chien established himself at the head of a newly reformed Chinese empire, nearly four centuries had elapsed since the fall of the last great imperial dynasty: the Han. Although Yang's new Sui regime consciously modelled itself on its great predecessor, both China and the world outside had changed. The problem for the Sui and their successors was no longer simply to 'overawe the barbarians', but to deal as equals with other cultures that were just as proud and self-confident as their own. Chris Peers examines the imperial armies of China from 590-1260 AD, covering their history, organisation and tactics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855325999
(250mm x 185mm x 2mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author C.J. Peers
Soldiers of the Dragon, Paperback (June 2006)
Tells a story of China's armies form the first documented civilization to the outbreak of the first Opium War with Britain in the middle of the 19th century. Written by an expert on Chinese armies, this volume offers details of their colourful uniforms and weaponry with colour, and black and white photographs, artwork, maps and diagrams.
Late Imperial Chinese Armies, 1520-1840, Paperback (October 1997)
This volume covers Chinese military history, from the height of the Chinese Empire to the disastrous Opium wars, and covers the latter part of the Ming Empire, the rise of the Ming dynasty and the Ching dynasty. The effect on China of Western influences fronm 1840 onwards is also examined.
Medieval Chinese Armies, 1260-1520, Paperback (November 1992)View all books by C.J. Peers
Covers the history of the Chinese army from the accession of the great Mongol Khan, Kublai, to the time when European weaponry was introduced. This volume details the equipment and uniforms during the Yuan dynasty, the civil wars of the 14th century, and the campaigns to expel the Mongols.
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Author Biography - C.J. Peers
An acknowledged expert on ancient Chinese armies, C J Peers has written several books for the Osprey Men-at-Arms series.
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