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Ancient Chinese Armies 1500-200 BC

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Ancient Chinese Armies 1500-200 BC
by Osprey
Author: C. Peers
Publish Year: 1990
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148620175
Mfg. part #: OSPMAA218
Type: Softcover
Series: MAA218


By the 15th century BC the valley of Hwang Ho was dominated by a palace-based military caste which owed its supremacy to a monopoly of bronze-working techniques among a still mainly Stone Age population. To the Shang Dynasty, war was a means of legitimising the power of their new aristocracy. This fascinating volume by C. J. Peers covers the period of China's history from the first documented civilization to the establishment of an enduring unified empire, examining the history, organization, uniform and weapons of ancient Chinese armies.