Medieval Chinese Armies 1260–1520

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Medieval Chinese Armies 1260–1520

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In 1271, Kubilai, ruler of the Mongol Empire, proclaimed himself the first Emperor of the Yüan dynasty. Within a few years he was to gain control of the rest of China, in effect giving China unity and independence under an alien dynasty. His reign endured until 1368, when the native Ming dynasty came to power. Focusing on these two regimes, this text explores the history, organization and tactics of the Yüan and Ming armies from 1260-1520. Numerous illustrations and colour plates portray the weapons and uniforms of the Chinese troops in vivid detail.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · The Yuan Dynasty · The Yuan Army · The Civil Wars, 1351-1368 · The Ming Dynasty · The Ming Army · Military Technology · Strategy and Tactics · Six Significant Battles · The Plates

Product details

Published Nov 26 1992
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855322547
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 251
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

CJ Peers

Illustrator

David Sque

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