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Description

The 14th-century Mongol conquest of the Rus' – the principalities of Russia – was devastating and decisive. Cities were lain waste, new dynasties rose and for a hundred years the Russians were under unquestioned foreign rule. However, the Mongols were conquerors rather than administrators and they chose to rule through subject princes. This allowed the Rurikid dynastic princes of Moscow to rise with unprecedented speed.

With the famed 'Mongol Yoke' loosening, Grand Prince Dmitri of Moscow saw in this an unparalleled opportunity to rebel. On 7 September 1380 his 60,000 troops crossed the Don to take the battle to Mamai's 125,000, which included Armenian and Cherkessk auxiliaries and Genoese mercenaries. Using specially commissioned artwork, this is the engrossing story of the victory that heralded the birth of Russian statehood.

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index

Product details

Published Feb 21 2019
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472831231
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 332
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Mark Galeotti

Mark Galeotti is a scholar of Russian security aff…

Illustrator

Darren Tan

Born and raised in Malaysia, Darren Tan grew up dr…

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