×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Ancient Chinese Armies 1500-200 BC
     

Ancient Chinese Armies 1500-200 BC

by CJ Peers, Angus McBride (Illustrator)
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780850459425
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Series:
Men-at-Arms Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

Meet the Author

An acknowledged expert on ancient Chinese armies, C J Peers has written several books for the Osprey Men-at-Arms series.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews