Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900

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Psychology Press, 2002 - 288 стор.
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 modern times.
Drawing on classical Chinese sources and the best modern scholarship from China and Japan, David A. Graff connects military affairs with political and social developments to show how China's history was shaped by war.

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Рецензія користувача  - AndreasJ - LibraryThing

This is a very good book about China's political and military history during the period from the heyday of the Western Jin dynasty to the fall of the Tang dynasty. The period saw periods of internal ... Читати огляд повністю

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Good study of warfare in a period when China first went through major internal strife, then expanded into Central Asia, then lapsed into civil strife again. Читати огляд повністю

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Introduction
3
The legacy of antiquity
17
The fall of Western Jin
35
The north under barbarian rule
55
The south under emigre rule
77
From Northern Wei to Northern Zhou
99
North versus south
121
The KoguryO War and the fall of the Sui dynasty
139
Shimin and the military consolidation of the Tang dynasty
160
The early Tang military and the expeditionary armies
183
The price of professionalism
205
Consequences of the An Lushan rebellion
229
Conclusion
252
Bibliography
258
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