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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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, a unified imperial
order gradually ...
The body of writing in Western languages on Chinese military history is not large.
Very few students of Chinese history and culture have had much interest in things
military, while military historians, for their part, have paid little attention to ...
The most substantial scholarly contributions have been made in the study of
military institutions, a subfield of the much broader literature on Chinese
institutional history that dates back at least to the Tong dian (Comprehensive
For the most part, however, this book must rely primarily on the “standard”
dynastic histories covering the period from 300 to 900, including the History of the
Jin Dynasty (Jin shu), the History of the Wei Dynasty (Weishu), the History of the
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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