Medieval Russian Armies 1250–1500

Medieval Russian Armies 1250–1500

Men-at-Arms 367
  • Author: David Nicolle, Viacheslav Shpakovsky
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: MAA 367
  • Publication Date: 25 May 2002
  • ISBN: 9781841762340
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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After disastrous defeats at the hands of the Mongols in the 13th century, the Russian principalities became vassals of the Khans of the Golden Horde for more then 200 years; and at the same time the western princes faced the German crusaders of the Teutonic Order. Remarkably, Russia responded with a new surge of military vigour. Eventually, freedom from the 'Mongol yoke' coincided with a degree of unity around a powerful new state - Muscovy. This exciting chapter of history is illustrated with rare early paintings, photos, diagrams, and eight plates reconstructing the mixed influences of East and West in the appearance of Russian warriors.

Biographical Note

Dr David Nicolle was born in 1944 and worked for the BBC before returning to university, obtaining his PhD in Edinburgh. He subsequently taught at Yarmouk University in Jordan, since which he has contributed a substantial number of Osprey titles. He is a specialist in medieval arms and armour and has written several hardback books as well as numerous articles for specialist journals. He has also presented papers at many international conferences. 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.


Russia under the Mongols (mid-13 to 14 centuries) Mongol influence of later Russian armies Cavalry Infantry Fortification River warfare The Republic of Novgorod (14-15 centuries) The Rise of Lithuania (14-15 centuries) The Rise of Muscovy (late 14-15 centuries) Cavalry Infantry The guns of Muscovy Colour plate commentary Bibliography Index

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