Armies of Medieval Russia 750-1250 by David NicolleArmies of Medieval Russia 750-1250 by David Nicolle

Armies of Medieval Russia 750-1250

byDavid NicolleIllustratorAngus Mcbride

Paperback | November 15, 1999

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In the centuries following the first expeditions down the great rivers of northern Russia by Viking traders and adventurers, the foundations for a new state were laid. Many influences combined in this colourful culture which grew up first around the great cities of Kiev and Novgorod - Scandinavian, Finnish, Slav, steppe Turkish, Byzantine. By the time of the Mongol invasions of the 12th century the small enclaves of the old pagan Rus', tolerated by the Khazar Khans for their commercial usefulness, had evolved into a Christian nation. Its story is told here in fascinating detail, and illustrated with striking colour reconstructions of the warriors themselves.
David Nicolle PhD was born in 1944 and was educated at Highgate School. For eight years he worked in the BBC Arabic Service. In 1971 he went 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a PhD from Edinburgh University. For some years he taught art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jo...
Title:Armies of Medieval Russia 750-1250Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.64 × 7.26 × 0.09 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:1855328488

ISBN - 13:9781855328488

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Table of Contents

Russia Before the Rus' · Chronology · Pagan Rus' · The Golden Age of Kiev · The Armies of Kievan Rus' · Costume, Arms & Armour · Warfare in a Broad Arena · Further Reading · The Plates