Armies of Medieval Russia 750–1250

Armies of Medieval Russia 750–1250 cover

Armies of Medieval Russia 750–1250

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In the centuries following the first expeditions down the great rivers of northern Russia by Viking traders and adventurers, the foundations for a new state were laid. Many influences combined in this colourful culture which grew up first around the great cities of Kiev and Novgorod – Scandinavian, Finnish, Slav, steppe Turkish, Byzantine. By the time of the Mongol invasions of the 12th century the small enclaves of the old pagan Rus', tolerated by the Khazar Khans for their commercial usefulness, had evolved into a Christian nation. Its story is told here in fascinating detail, and illustrated with striking colour reconstructions of the warriors themselves.

Table of Contents

Russia Before the Rus' · Chronology · Pagan Rus' · The Golden Age of Kiev · The Armies of Kievan Rus' · Costume, Arms & Armour · Warfare in a Broad Arena · Further Reading · The Plates

Product details

Published 15 Nov 1999
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855328488
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 333
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

Illustrator

Angus McBride

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