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Medieval Chinese Warfare 300-900

By David Graff

Routledge – 2001 – 304 pages

Series: Warfare and History

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    November 28th 2001
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Description

Shortly after 300 AD, barbarian invaders from Inner Asia toppled China's Western Jin dynasty, leaving the country divided and at war for several centuries. Despite this, the empire gradually formed a unified imperial order. Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900 explores the military strategies, institutions and wars that reconstructed the Chinese empire that has survived into modern times.

Drawing on classical Chinese sources and the best modern scholarship from China and Japan, David A. Graff connects military affairs with political and social developments to show how China's history was shaped by war.

Reviews

'This is an important addition to the rapidly growing literature in English on Chinese warfare.' - The Journal of Asian Studies

'A superlative history of medieval China … the best historical account in English available.' - War in History

Name: Medieval Chinese Warfare 300-900 (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By David Graff. Shortly after 300 AD, barbarian invaders from Inner Asia toppled China's Western Jin dynasty, leaving the country divided and at war for several centuries. Despite this, the empire gradually formed a unified imperial order. Medieval Chinese...
Categories: Asian History, Medieval History 400-1500, Military & Naval History