Warriors Of The Steppe by Erik Hildinger
A Military History Of Central Asia, 500 B.c. To 1700 A.d.

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The first book to examine the nomads of Asia from a purely military perspective, from the ancient Scythians to the Manchu conquest of China. Across these two thousand years, the horse archer armies of the steppe-considered here as a unified phenomenon, linked by their reliance on mass cavalry tactics and the composite bow-resembled an unstoppable "force of nature" which sedentary people, except in rare instances, were unable to resist.
 

About Erik Hildinger

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ERIK HILDINGER'S first book was a translation from Latin of The Story of the Mongols Whom We Call the Tartars. He is the author of the acclaimed Warriors of the Steppe: A Military History of Central Asia from 500 B.C. to 1700 A.D. He currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 
Published July 21, 1997 by Da Capo Press. 260 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Freelance writer Hildinger vividly illustrates the long, bloody history of a pivotal period and place in world history. From the steppes of Central Asia came a long procession of nomadic tribes who re

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Freelance writer Hildinger vividly illustrates the long, bloody history of a pivotal period and place in world history.

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A reasonably solid, broad overview of twenty-two centuries of a place whose people have fundamentally shaped the history of Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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Keeping focused on steppe peoples who had an impact in military history enables Hildinger to forgo complex discussions around the complexities of ethnic background, history and language that would be required for broader and more complete histories of the area.

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