Imperial Chinese Armies (2): 590-1260 AD by Cj PeersImperial Chinese Armies (2): 590-1260 AD by Cj Peers

Imperial Chinese Armies (2): 590-1260 AD

byCj PeersIllustratorMichael Perry

Paperback | July 15, 1996

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By AD 589, when Yang Chien established himself at the head of a newly reformed Chinese empire, nearly four centuries had elapsed since the fall of the last great imperial dynasty: the Han. Although Yang's new Sui regime consciously modelled itself on its great predecessor, both China and the world outside had changed. The problem for the Sui and their successors was no longer simply to 'overawe the barbarians', but to deal as equals with other cultures that were just as proud and self-confident as their own. Chris Peers examines the imperial armies of China from 590-1260 AD, covering their history, organisation and tactics.
An acknowledged expert on ancient Chinese armies, C J Peers has written several books for the Osprey Men-at-Arms series.
Title:Imperial Chinese Armies (2): 590-1260 ADFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.68 × 7.25 × 0.1 inPublished:July 15, 1996Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:1855325993

ISBN - 13:9781855325999

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · The Sui Dynasty, AD 589-618 · The T'ang, 618-907 · Sui and T'ang Armies · The Five Dynasties and the Ten Kingdoms, 907-959 · The Sung Dynasty, 960-1279 · Sung Armies · The Liao, 907-1125 · The His Hsia, 1038-1227 · The Kin Dynasty, 1125-1235 · Military Science and Technology · Nine Important Battles · The Plates