Medieval Chinese Warfare 300-900
Routledge, 2 вер. 2003 р. - 304 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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From the point of view of the serious student of Chinese military history, this
emphasis is by no means misplaced: The “age of the classics” was a formative
period for many ideas and institutions, and the influence of Sunzi on later military
Though exact chronological boundaries remain subject to debate, changes in
technology, tactics, and military institutions have enabled historians to distinguish
between an ancient period dominated by the infantry-based armies of Greece
Between the final collapse of Han rule and the advent of the Jin dynasty, China
had experienced a half-century-long period of civil war and disunity when the
land was divided between the so-called Three Kingdoms – Wei in the north, Wu
This period was also an aristocratic age, when hereditary status counted far more
than had been the case in Han times. A distinguished pedigree could command
popular respect and access to government office, and high birth was among the ...
The Warring States period (453–221 BC) in particular saw a number of new
developments that would permanently alter the shape of Chinese warfare. These
included the rise of large infantry armies, the introduction of cavalry, the adoption
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LibraryThing ReviewРецензія 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
LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - antiquary - LibraryThing
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