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The Asian military revolution : from gunpowder to the bomb

Author: Peter Allan Lorge
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: New approaches to Asian history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Records show that the Chinese invented gunpowder in the 800s. By the 1200s they had unleashed the first weapons of war upon their unsuspecting neighbours. This extraordinarily ambitious book traces the history of that invention and its impact on the surrounding Asian world - Korea, Japan, South East Asia and South Asia - from the ninth through the twentieth century. As the book makes clear, the spread of war and its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Allan Lorge
ISBN: 9780521846820 052184682X 9780521609548 0521609542 9780511411861 0511411863
OCLC Number: 184982524
Description: xi, 188 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: China through the Yuan --
Japan and the wars of unification --
The Chinese military revolution and war in Korea --
Southeast Asia --
South Asia to 1750 --
The military revolution in South Asia : 1750-1850 --
The arrival and departure of the West.
Series Title: New approaches to Asian history.
Responsibility: Peter A. Lorge.
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