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Armies of Medieval Russia 750-1250 : Men-At-Arms (Osprey) - McBride

Armies of Medieval Russia 750-1250

Men-At-Arms (Osprey)

By: McBride

Paperback Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9781855328488
Number Of Pages: 48

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In the centuries following the first expeditions down the great rivers of northern Russia by Viking traders and adventurers, the foundations for a new state were laid. Many influences combined in this colourful culture which grew up first around the great cities of Kiev and Novgorod - Scandinavian, Finnish, Slav, steppe Turkish, Byzantine. By the time of the Mongol invasions of the 12th century the small enclaves of the old pagan Rus', tolerated by the Khazar Khans for their commercial usefulness, had evolved into a Christian nation. Its story is told here in fascinating detail, and illustrated with striking colour reconstructions of the warriors themselves.

Russia before the Rus'; chronology; pagan Rus'; the golden age of Kiev; the armies of Kievan Rus'; blackhoods, allies and others; morale and motivation; costume, arms and armour; warfare in a broad area; fortification and siege warfare; Russia divided; a doomed resistance - the Mongol invasion.

ISBN: 9781855328488
ISBN-10: 1855328488
Series: Men-At-Arms (Osprey)
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 18.2  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1