Medieval Russian Armies 1250-1500 by David NicolleMedieval Russian Armies 1250-1500 by David Nicolle

Medieval Russian Armies 1250-1500

byDavid Nicolle, Viacheslav Shpakovsky

Paperback | May 25, 2002

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After disastrous defeats at the hands of the Mongols in the 13th century, the Russian principalities became vassals of the Khans of the Golden Horde for more than 200 years; and at the same time the western princes faced the German crusaders of the Teutonic Order. Remarkably, Russia responded with a new surge of military vigour. Eventually, freedom from the 'Mongol yoke' coincided with a degree of unity around a powerful new state - Muscovy. This exciting chapter of history is illustrated with rare early paintings, photos, diagrams, and eight plates reconstructing the mixed influences of East and West in the appearance of Russian warriors.
Dr David Nicolle was born in 1944 and worked for the BBC before returning to university, obtaining his PhD in Edinburgh. He subsequently taught at Yarmouk University in Jordan, since which he has contributed a substantial number of Osprey titles. He is a specialist in medieval arms and armour and has written several hardback books as w...
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Title:Medieval Russian Armies 1250-1500Format:PaperbackPublished:May 25, 2002Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841762342

ISBN - 13:9781841762340

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Table of Contents

Russia under the Mongols (mid-13 to 14 centuries) · Mongol influence of later Russian armies · Cavalry · Infantry · Fortification · River warfare · The Republic of Novgorod (14-15 centuries) · The Rise of Lithuania (14-15 centuries) · The Rise of Muscovy (late 14-15 centuries) · Cavalry · Infantry · The guns of Muscovy · Colour plate commentary · Bibliography · Index