Ancient Chinese Armies 1500–200 BC

Ancient Chinese Armies 1500–200 BC

Men-at-Arms 218
  • Author: CJ Peers
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: MAA 218
  • Publication Date: 22 Mar 1990
  • ISBN: 9780850459425
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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By the 15th century BC the valley of Hwang Ho was dominated by a palace-based military caste which owed its supremacy to a monopoly of bronze-working techniques among a still mainly Stone Age population. To the Shang Dynasty, war was a means of legitimising the power of their new aristocracy. This fascinating volume by C. J. Peers covers the period of China's history from the first documented civilisation to the establishment of an enduring unified empire, examining the history, organisation, uniform and weapons of ancient Chinese armies.

Biographical Note

An acknowledged expert on ancient Chinese armies, C J Peers has written several books for the Osprey Men-at-Arms series.Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

Introduction Chronology The Shang Dynasty The Western Chou The Eastern Chou The 4th and 3rd Centuries The Ch'in Empire Tactical & Strategic Doctrine Ten Decisive Battles The Plates

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