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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The second area of interest has been the study of the ancient military classics
dating from the Warring States period (453–221 BC), especially Sunzi's Art of
War. The thirteen chapters of Sunzi have been translated into many Western ...
China, coverage of the period from the fall of the Han dynasty in AD 220 to the
establishment of the Song dynasty in 960 has been especially sparse, perhaps
because the political chaos and disunity that plagued the Chinese world for much
The wars of the Three Kingdoms were the longest period of conflict and disorder
since the founding of the empire in 221 BC, but their impact was limited by the
fact that they were civil wars waged by Chinese against other Chinese with the
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 ...
period also saw the development of new techniques of siegecraft. Ruling groups
in North China were building massive ramparts of pounded earth around their
cities as early as the first half of the second millennium BC. Archaeological ...
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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