Warriors of the Steppe: A Military History of Central Asia, 500 B.C. to 1700 A.D.

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Sarpedon, 1997 - History - 260 pages
The first book to examine the nomads of Asia from a purely military perspective, from the ancient Scythians to the Manchu conquest of China. Across these two thousand years, the horse archer armies of the steppe-considered here as a unified phenomenon, linked by their reliance on mass cavalry tactics and the composite bow-resembled an unstoppable "force of nature" which sedentary people, except in rare instances, were unable to resist.

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ERIK HILDINGER'S first book was a translation from Latin of The Story of the Mongols Whom We Call the Tartars. He is the author of the acclaimed Warriors of the Steppe: A Military History of Central Asia from 500 B.C. to 1700 A.D. He currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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