Medieval Chinese Armies 1260–1520

Medieval Chinese Armies 1260–1520

Men-at-Arms 251
  • Author: CJ Peers
  • Illustrator: David Sque
  • Short code: MAA 251
  • Publication Date: 26 Nov 1992
  • ISBN: 9781855322547
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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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.

Biographical Note

An acknowledged expert on ancient Chinese armies, CJ Peers has written several books on this subject for Osprey's Men-at-Arms series, including Men-at-Arms 218: Ancient Chinese Armies 1500-200 BC and two volumes on the Medieval Imperial armies. David Sque has illustrated a range of titles for Osprey, including Men-at-Arms 256: The Irish Wars 1485-1603 and Warrior 4: US Cavalryman 1865-90. He lives and works in Dorset.

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

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