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Ancient Chinese warfare / Ralph D. Sawyer ; with the bibliographic collaboration of Mei-chun Lee Sawyer.

Author/creator Sawyer, Ralph D.
Other author/creatorSawyer, Mei-ch√ľn.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoNew York : Basic Books,
Descriptionxiv, 554 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Credo Academic Core
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Contents Preliminary orientations and legendary conflicts -- Ancient fortifications I -- Ancient fortifications II -- The Hsia -- Warfare in the Hsia -- The Shang dynasty -- Shang capitals, citadels, and fortifications -- Chaos, contraction, and resurgence -- King Wu Ting, I -- King Wu Ting, II -- The last reigns -- The Shang martial edifice -- Troops, intelligence, and tactics -- Metallurgical evolution in China -- Early weapons and the axe -- Knives, daggers, and swords -- The ko or dagger-axe -- Spears and armor -- Ancient archery -- The chariot in China -- The horse in China -- The chariot in battle -- Chariot limitations and difficulties -- Ancient logistics -- Musings and imponderables.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2010051391
ISBN9780465021451 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN046502145X (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN9780465023349 (e-book)
ISBN0465023347 (e-book)

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