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The Mongol Art of War [NOOK Book]

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The Mongol armies that established the largest land empire in history, stretching across Asia and into eastern Europe, are imperfectly understood. Often they are viewed as screaming throngs of horsemen who swept over opponents by sheer force of numbers rather than as disciplined regiments that carried out planned and practised manoeuvres. In this pioneering book, Timothy May demonstrates that the Mongol military developed from a tribal levy into a disciplined and complex military organization. He describes the ...
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Overview

The Mongol armies that established the largest land empire in history, stretching across Asia and into eastern Europe, are imperfectly understood. Often they are viewed as screaming throngs of horsemen who swept over opponents by sheer force of numbers rather than as disciplined regiments that carried out planned and practised manoeuvres. In this pioneering book, Timothy May demonstrates that the Mongol military developed from a tribal levy into a disciplined and complex military organization. He describes the make-up of the Mongol army from its inception to the demise of the Mongol empire, and he shows how it was the strength, quality and versatility of Mongol military organization that made them the pre-eminent warriors of their time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781597217
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • Publication date: 3/22/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,109,813
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Timothy May is an author and historian.
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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     vii
Maps     ix
Pronunciation and transliteration guide     xiii
Prologue     1
The rise and expansion of the Mongol Empire, 1185-1265     5
The recruitment and organization of the Mongol Army     27
Training and equipping the Mongol warrior     42
The care of the army: logistics, supply, and medical care     58
Espionage, tactics, and strategy     69
Leadership     86
Opponents of the Mongols     100
At war with the Mongols     115
Legacy of the Mongols     138
Glossary     147
List of abbreviations used in the notes     154
Notes     158
Select bibliography     176
Index     207
Acknowledgements     215
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