Warriors Of The Steppe

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Warriors Of The Steppe

Author : Erik Hildinger
ISBN : 0306810654
Genre : History
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The nomadic peoples of central Asia—Huns, Bulgars, Magyars, Mongols—are still known to us for their legendary fighters Attila, Genghis Khan, and Timur Lenk (Tamerlane), as well as for their feats of calculated brutality. (Timur Lenk would leave piles of severed heads in his conquered cities; another tribe sent nine sacks of ears to their khan.) Less studied is the remarkable effectiveness of their battle techniques: For two thousand years, these horse-archer armies were an unstoppable force to sedentary peoples, be they Romans, Crusaders, Chinese, or medieval. Erik Hildinger introduces the most important of these raiders as well as a host of other tribes and examines in detail their tactics, strategies, and weaponry—a form of highly mobile and defensive warfare that even armies of today can learn from.
Category: History

The Scythians

Author : Barry Cunliffe
ISBN : 9780198820123
Genre : History
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Brilliant horsemen and great fighters, the Scythians were nomadic horsemen who ranged wide across the grasslands of the Asian steppe from the Altai mountains in the east to the Great Hungarian Plain in the first millennium BC. Their steppe homeland bordered on a number of sedentary states to the south - the Chinese, the Persians and the Greeks - and there were, inevitably, numerous interactions between the nomads and their neighbours. The Scythians fought the Persians on a number of occasions, in one battle killing their king and on another occasion driving the invading army of Darius the Great from the steppe. Relations with the Greeks around the shores of the Black Sea were rather different - both communities benefiting from trading with each other. This led to the development of a brilliant art style, often depicting scenes from Scythian mythology and everyday life. It is from the writings of Greeks like the historian Herodotus that we learn of Scythian life: their beliefs, their burial practices, their love of fighting, and their ambivalent attitudes to gender. It is a world that is also brilliantly illuminated by the rich material culture recovered from Scythian burials, from the graves of kings on the Pontic steppe, with their elaborate gold work and vividly coloured fabrics, to the frozen tombs of the Altai mountains, where all the organic material - wooden carvings, carpets, saddles and even tattooed human bodies - is amazingly well preserved. Barry Cunliffe here marshals this vast array of evidence - both archaeological and textual - in a masterful reconstruction of the lost world of the Scythians, allowing them to emerge in all their considerable vigour and splendour for the first time in over two millennia.
Category: History

Warriors Of The Steppes

Author : Harold Lamb
ISBN : 9780803280496
Genre : Fiction
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Master of driving pace, exotic setting, and complex plotting, Harold Lamb was one of Robert E. Howard?s favorite writers. Here at last is every pulse-pounding, action-packed story of Lamb?s greatest hero, the wolf of the steppes, Khlit the Cossack. Journey now with the unsung grandfather of sword and sorcery in search of ancient tombs, gleaming treasure, and thrilling landscapes. Match wits with deadly swordsmen, scheming priests, and evil cults. Rescue lovely damsels, ride with bold comrades, and hazard everything on your brains and skill and a little luck. Warriors of the Steppes is the second in a four-volume set that collects, for the first time, the complete Cossack stories of Harold Lamb and presents them in order: every adventure of Khlit the Cossack and those of his friends, allies, and fellow Cossacks, many of which have never before appeared between book covers. Compiled and edited by the Harold Lamb scholar Howard Andrew Jones, each volume features never-before reprinted essays Lamb wrote about his stories, informative introductions by popular authors, and a wealth of rare, exciting, swashbuckling fiction. This second volume collects all five tales of Khlit?s greatest friend, the valorous Abdul Dost, and Dost?s comrade Sir Ralph Weyand. Life across the Roof of the World is more dangerous than ever as Khlit teams up with Abdul to thwart a gang of kidnappers, stamp out a cult of stranglers, save the dazzling Retha, and reluctantly lead an Afghani rebellion against the forces of the Mogul. Contained herein are the three never-before-collected stories of Khlit the Cossack, including the short novel The Curved Sword. ø
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The Scythians

Author : Barry (Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology Cunliffe, Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology University of Oxford)
ISBN : 0198820135
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The Scythians were warlike nomadic horsemen who roamed the steppe of Asia in the first millennium BC. Using archaeological finds from burials and texts written, mainly, by Greeks, this book reconstructs the lives of the Scythians, exploring their beliefs, their burial practices, their love of fighting and their flexible attitude to gender.
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Mongolia Survey

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ISBN : IND:30000075096267
Genre : Mongolia
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Are All Warriors Male

Author : Katheryn M. Linduff
ISBN : 9781461647508
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of original essays presents an in-depth look at the archaeology of the Eurasian steppe—from China to Europe—and the evidence of gender roles in ancient nomadic societies.
Category: Social Science

Warrior

Author : Tim Ellis
ISBN : 184923826X
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Mongolian Steppe 1190 - 1206 Warrior: Scourge of the Steppe, the second book in the Warrior series, interweaves the brutality of history, revenge, love and friendship in telling the story of Temujin, the man who would become the greatest warrior of all: Genghis Khan.
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Ancient Tibet

Author : Yeshe De Project Staff
ISBN : UOM:39015029859033
Genre : History
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Western Civilization

Author : Robin W. Winks
ISBN : 0939693054
Genre : History
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The Oxford Illustrated Prehistory Of Europe

Author : Barry W. Cunliffe
ISBN : UOM:39015046339217
Genre : Fiction
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Traces the evolution of man through Europe from 700,000 years ago to A.D. 600, discussing the developments in agriculture and metal working, the establishment of complex urban-oriented groups, and the rise and fall of the Greek and Roman cultures
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Warrior

Author : Tim Ellis
ISBN : 1782998667
Genre : Fiction
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Mongolian Steppe (1176 - 1183): Warrior: Path of Destiny, the first book in the Warrior series, tells the story of Temujin's childhood and enslavement. It interweaves the brutality of history, revenge, love, friendship and betrayal in telling the story of Temujin - the boy who would become the greatest warrior of all: Genghis Khan. After Temujin completes warrior training at nine years old his father dies, and together with his family, he is left to die on the Mongolian steppe by the tribe. He vows to survive and seek vengeance against those who left him. Many years are spent forging allies, and warriors flock to him in search of plunder, but when he is captured and enslaved by an old enemy, his warriors desert him. Throughout, he learns valuable lessons, and when he escapes his captors he must re-build again. He obtains the friendship of Toghril - the Chief of the Kereit - and together they begin to plunder the steppe. Temujin, however, has a greater purpose in mind, and begins to make plans to create a Mongolian nation.
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Arms And Armour Of The Nomads Of The Great Steppe In The Times Of The Mongol Expansion 12th 14th Centuries

Author : Witold Świętosławski
ISBN : 838587402X
Genre : History
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A detailed study of the arms and armour of the nomads of the Great Steppe in the 12th to 14th centuries, at the time of the Mongol expansion. The evidence and sources are described weapon by weapon: defensive arms (body armour and soft quilted armour, helmets and sheilds) and offensive arms (sabres, swords, spears, axes, maces, bows and arrows), war machines, explosive and chemical weapons, horse armour and harness. Finally there is a review of the late medieval warriors of the Great Steppe. The book provides a well-written English account of source material that is otherwise hard to reach and difficult to read.
Category: History

Beyond The Steppe And The Sown

Author : David L. Peterson
ISBN : UOM:39015064106332
Genre : Art
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This collection of articles presents a wide array of fresh new perspectives on the archaeology of Eurasia from the Copper Age to early Mediaeval times, in the Independent States of the former USSR, as well as Turkey, China and Mongolia.
Category: Art

Encyclopedia Americana

Author : Grolier Incorporated
ISBN : 0717201244
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Wolf Of The Steppes

Author : Harold Lamb
ISBN : 9780803253957
Genre : Fiction
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Master of driving pace, exotic setting, and complex plotting, Harold Lamb was one of Robert E. Howard s favorite writers. Here at last is every pulse-pounding, action-packed story of Lamb s greatest hero, the wolf of the steppes, Khlit the Cossack. Journey now with the unsung grandfather of sword and sorcery in search of ancient tombs, gleaming treasure, and thrilling landscapes. Match wits with deadly swordsmen, scheming priests, and evil cults. Rescue lovely damsels, ride with bold comrades, and hazard everything on your brains and skill and a little luck. Wolf of the Steppes is the first of a four-volume set that collects, for the first time, the complete Cossack stories of Harold Lamb and presents them in order: every adventure of Khlit the Cossack and those of his friends, allies, and fellow Cossacks, many of which have never before appeared between book covers. Compiled and edited by the Harold Lamb scholar Howard Andrew Jones, each volume features never-before reprinted essays Lamb wrote about his stories, informative introductions by popular authors, and a wealth of rare, exciting, swashbuckling fiction. In this first volume, Khlit infiltrates a hidden fortress of assassins, tracks down the tomb of Genghis Khan, flees the vengeance of a dead emperor, leads the Mongol horde against impossible odds, accompanies the stunning Mogul queen safely through the land of her enemies, and much more. This is the stuff of grand adventure, from the pen of an American Dumas.
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