Medieval Russian Armies 1250-1500
48 page book.
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After disastrous defeats at the hands of the Mongols in the 13th century, the Russian principalities became vassals of the Khans of the Golden Horde for more then 200 years; and at the same time the western princes faced the German crusaders of the Teutonic Order. Remarkably, Russia responded with a new surge of military vigour. Eventually, freedom from the 'Mongol yoke' coincided with a degree of unity around a powerful new state - Muscovy. This exciting chapter of history is illustrated with rare early paintings, photos, diagrams, and eight plates reconstructing the mixed influences of East and West in the appearance of Russian warriors.
- Russia under the Mongols (mid-13 to 14 centuries)
- Mongol influence of later Russian armies: Cavalry, Infantry
- River warfare
- The Republic of Novgorod (14-15 centuries)
- The Rise of Lithuania (14-15 centuries)
- The Rise of Muscovy (late 14-15 centuries): Cavalry, Infantry
- The guns of Muscovy
- Colour plate commentary