Warfare in Inner Asian History (500-1800)


Editor: Nicola Di Cosmo
Military developments in Inner Asia lay at the basis of the rise of a number of Ancient and Early Modern Empires. This is the first scholarly work to embrace Inner Asian military history across a broad spatial and chronological spectrum, from the Turks and Uighurs to the Pechenegs, and from the Mongol invasion of Syria to the Manchu conquest of China. Based on previously unknown and until now underestimated sources, the contributors to this volume explore the context, development, and characteristic features of Inner Asian warfare, making original contributions to our understanding of Asian and world history.

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Nicola Di Cosmo, Ph.D. (1991) Indiana University, has held academic positions at Cambridge, Indiana and Harvard University. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Chinese History at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. His most recent book is Ancient China and Its Enemies: The Rise of Nomadic Power in East Asian History
"…contribute[s] much to military history … the chapters measure up to the subject and the introduction, a verdict that can be delivered in the case of far too few edited volumes." – Jeremy Black, in: Journal of World History, 2004
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