Ancient Chinese Armies 1500–200 BC

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Ancient Chinese Armies 1500–200 BC

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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.

Table of 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

Product details

Published Mar 22 1990
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850459425
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 218
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

CJ Peers

Illustrator

Angus McBride

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