The Mongol Art of War


By: Timothy May
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9781473892682
Published: 3rd November 2016
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
£10.49

The Mongol Art of War

‘An authoritative study of one of history's most feared and successful armies. . . . May concludes this definitive study by tracing the Mongol legacy to modern mechanized warfare.’ Publishers Weekly

 ‘The Mongol Art of War reflects the state of the field in Mongol military history.  May expertly balances his narrative and analysis with little-known vignettes that bring the Mongol conquests to life.  An indispensable resource for specialists, the books is written in a lively and engaging style that make it accessible to students and the interested public alike.’ Scott C. Levi, Ohio State University

‘Enlightening, well written and informative….It has great sections on medical care and logistics, so often ignored by other authors, and really captures the feel of the nature of eastern warfare in the 13th century.’ Military Illustrated

‘A valuable contribution to our understanding of the structure of the Mongol military and the reasons for the Mongols’ success against almost all of their adversaries in the thirteenth century….by providing a thorough, systematic analysis of several issues relating to the organization and projection of Mongol military power, Timothy May has produced a valuable contribution to our understanding of the Mongol Empire, its encounters with its neighbors and adversaries, and military history in general.’ Mamlūk Studies Review 

‘The Mongol Art of War is a high-quality book. It is a useful source of information for non-specialists and it offers a valuable insight into how the Mongol culture of war contrasts with that of other nomadic peoples and with the many opponents they fought and defeated.’ Études mongoles et sibériennes, centrasiatiques et tibétaines

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 practised manoeuvres. 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.

 




Some books that may interest you

Eyewitnesses at the Somme
Eyewitnesses at the Somme
By: Tim Cook

ShipCraft 12: Essex Class Carriers
ShipCraft 12: Essex Class Carriers
By: Steve Backer

Korean Atrocity!
Korean Atrocity!
By: Philip Chinnery

Boom Ravine
Boom Ravine
By: Trevor Pidgeon

Cassino
Cassino
By: Lt Col. Ian Blackwell

Walking into Hell 1st July 1916
Walking into Hell 1st July 1916
By: Edward G.D. Liveing, Sir Philip Gibbs

The Devil's Workshop
The Devil's Workshop
By: Adolf Burger

Men at Arnhem
Men at Arnhem
By: Geoffrey Powell

M1 Abrams
M1 Abrams
By: David Grummitt



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.