Ancient Chinese Armies 1500-200 BC by Cj PeersAncient Chinese Armies 1500-200 BC by Cj Peers

Ancient Chinese Armies 1500-200 BC

byCj PeersIllustratorAngus Mcbride

Paperback | March 22, 1990

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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.
An acknowledged expert on ancient Chinese armies, C J Peers has written several books for the Osprey Men-at-Arms series.
Title:Ancient Chinese Armies 1500-200 BCFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.84 × 7.25 × 0.13 inPublished:March 22, 1990Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:0850459427

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · The Shang Dynasty · The Western Chou · The Eastern Chou · The 4th and 3rd Centuries · The Ch'in Empire · Tactical & Strategic Doctrine · Ten Decisive Battles · The Plates