Warriors of the Steppe: A Military History of Central Asia, 500 B.C. to 1700 a.D. (Hardback)
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Short Description for Warriors of the Steppe A Military History of Central Asia, 500 B.C. to 1700 A.D.
- Published: 20 November 2001
- Format: Hardback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781885119438 ISBN 10: 1885119437
Full description for Warriors of the Steppe
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.