GENGHIS KHAN AND THE MONGOL WAR MACHINE


GENGHIS KHAN AND THE MONGOL WAR MACHINE

CHRIS PEERS    Book Number: 82739    Product format: Hardback

800 years after he launched his career of conquest, Genghis Khan remains one of the best known figures in history, not only in his home country of Mongolia but across the globe. Was he a true empire-builder, or just the world's most successful bandit? How did the Mongols conquer most of the known world? We can talk about motivation, courage, discipline and even military technology, but how exactly did these translate into success on the battlefield? Not for the squeamish, the book delves deep into how Genghis and his followers probably really did kill millions to produce the wasteland that they are reputed to have done. Khan possessed exceptional gifts as a leader and manager of men and ranked among the greatest military commanders, but he can only be properly understood in terms of the Mongol society and traditions he was born into. So the military and cultural background of the Mongols, and the nature of steppe societies and their armies are major themes of this book plus the advantages and disadvantages they had in combat with the soldiers of more settled societies. Includes a concise account of campaigns and conquests. 194 glamorous pages with 23 plates, timeline, diagrams and maps.
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ISBN 9781783400560
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