The Mongol Art of War

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Timothy May

The Mongol armies that established the largest land empire in history, stretching across Asia and into eastern Europe, are imperfectly understood. Often they are viewed as screaming throngs of horsemen who swept over opponents by sheer force of numbers rather than as disciplined regiments that carried out planned and practiced maneuvers. In this pioneering book, Timothy May demonstrates that the Mongol military developed from a tribal levy into a complex military organization. He describes the make-up of the Mongol army from its inception to the demise of the Mongol empire, and he shows how it was the strength, quality and versatility of Mongol military organization that made them the pre-eminent warriors of their time.
* First book-length study of organization of war under Genghis Khan
* Exposes myths and misunderstandings about Mongol warfare
* Analysis of Mongol strategy, tactics, fighting methods
* Vivid accounts of Mongol armies in action

ISBN: 9781473892682
Pages: 240
Date Published: March 2017
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Language: English
Illustrations: 30 illustrations