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Warriors of the Steppe free pdf Now in paperback: The first and only military history of the nomads who wreaked havoc on Asia and Europe for more than two millennia.. The nomadic peoples of central AsiaHuns, Bulgars, Magyars, Mongolsare still known to us for their legendary fighters Attila, Genghis Khan, and Timur Lenk (Tamerlane), as well as for their feats of calculated brutality. (Timur Lenk would leave piles of severed heads in his conquered cities- another tribe sent nine sacks of ears to their khan.) Less studied is the remarkable effectiveness of their battle techniques: For two thousand years, these horse-archer armies were an unstoppable force to sedentary peoples, be they Romans, Crusaders, Chinese, or medieval. Erik Hildinger introduces the most important of these raiders as well as a host of other tribes and examines in detail their tactics, strategies, and weaponrya form of highly mobile and defensive warfare that even armies of today can learn from.

About Erik Hildinger

Erik Hildinger has written on ancient and medieval military history for a number of publications. He was a practicing lawyer for many years and now teaches at the University of Michigan. He lives in Ann Arbor.

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Author : Erik Hildinger
Publisher : Da Capo Press Inc
Data Published : 18 October 2001
ISBN : 0306810654
EAN : 9780306810657
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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