Warriors Of The Steppe

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Author  Erik Hildinger
Publisher  Da Capo Press
Publication Date   July 21, 1997
ISBN  1885119437
Pages  260

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The first book to examine the nomads of Asia from a purely military perspective, from the ancient Scythians to the Manchu conquest of China. Across these two thousand years, the horse archer armies of the steppe-considered here as a unified phenomenon, linked by their reliance on mass cavalry tactics and the composite bow-resembled an unstoppable "force of nature" which sedentary people, except in rare instances, were unable to resist.

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