Medieval Russian Armies 1250–1500 cover
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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 than 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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published May 25 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841762340
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 19 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 367
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

Illustrator

Angus McBride

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