Kalka River 1223: Genghiz Khan's Mongols Invade Russia by David NicolleKalka River 1223: Genghiz Khan's Mongols Invade Russia by David Nicolle

Kalka River 1223: Genghiz Khan's Mongols Invade Russia

byDavid Nicolle, Viacheslav Shpakovsky

Paperback | November 25, 2001

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Osprey's study of the Mongols' invasion of Russia. In 1221, Genghiz, Great Khan of the Mongols, ordered an armed reconnaissance expedition into Russia commanded by Sübodei Bahadur and Jebei Noyon 'The Arrow'. The consequences for the history of Europe were incalculable. The decisive Mongol victory at Kalka River, opened up vast regions of Russia and Eastern Europe to Mongol conquest. Genghiz ordered his victorious army to return eastwards, delaying the final cataclysm by a few years. Genghiz died in 1227, but within 10 years his son Ögedei ordered a return to Russia to complete the conquest. This title details the events of the dramatic Kalka River campaign.
David Nicolle was born in 1944, the son of the illustrator Pat Nicolle. He worked in the BBC Arabic service for a number of years, before going 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. His numerous books for Osprey include MAA 337 French Armies o...
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Title:Kalka River 1223: Genghiz Khan's Mongols Invade RussiaFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 25, 2001Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1841762334

ISBN - 13:9781841762333

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Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing armies/Opposing plans/Reconaissance in force/The Battle/Aftermath/bibliography/The Battlefield Today/Index