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Medieval Chinese warfare, 300-900

Author: David Andrew Graff
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Warfare and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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China's history has been shaped by war. Shortly after 300 AD, barbarian invaders from Inner Asia toppled China's Western Jin dynasty, leaving the country divided and at war for several centuries. Despite this, the empire gradually formed a unified imperial order. Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900 explores the military strategies, institutions and wars that reconstructed the Chinese empire that has survived into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Andrew Graff
ISBN: 0415239540 9780415239547 0415239559 9780415239554 9780203206683 0203206681
OCLC Number: 47296314
Description: viii, pages 288 : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The legacy of antiquity --
The fall of Western Jin --
The north under barbarian rule --
The south under emigre rule --
From Northern Wei to Northern Zhou --
North versus south --
The Koguryo War and the fall of the Sui dynasty --
Li Shimin and the military consolidation of the Tang dynasty --
The early Tang military and the expeditionary armies --
The price of professionalism --
Consequences of the An Lushan rebellion.
Series Title: Warfare and history.
Responsibility: David A. Graff.
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The first survey of medieval Chinese military History to be published in English, this gripping book shows how China's history has been shaped by war.  Read more...

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