Armies of the Volga Bulgars & Khanate of Kazan: 9th-16th Centuries by Viacheslav

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller the_nile (986,825) 99.1%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 141063520848 FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE Armies of the Volga Bulgars & Khanate of Kazan: 9th-16th Centuries by Viacheslav Shpakovsky, David PhD Nicolle The Bulgars were a Turkic people who established a state north of the Black Sea. Their state fragmented under pressure from the Khazars; one group moved south, but the rest moved north during the 7th and 8th centuries to the basin of the Volga river. This book explores the costumes, armament, armour and fighting methods of the Volga Bulgars. FORMAT Paperback LANGUAGE English CONDITION Brand New Publisher Description The Bulgars were a Turkic people who established a state north of the Black Sea. In the late 500s and early 600s AD their state fragmented under pressure from the Khazars; one group moved south into what became Bulgaria, but the rest moved north during the 7th and 8th centuries to the basin of the Volga river. There they remained under Khazar domination until the Khazar Khanate was defeated by Kievan Russia in 965. In the 1220s they managed to maul Genghis Khans Mongols, who returned to devastate their towns in revenge. By the 1350s they had recovered much of their wealth, but they were caught in the middle between the Tatar Golden Horde and the Christian Russian principalities. They were ravaged by these two armies in turn on several occasions between 1360 and 1431. A new city then rose from the ashes - Kazan, originally called New Bulgar - and the successor Islamic Khanate of Kazan resisted the Russians until falling to Ivan the Terrible in 1552. The costumes, armament, armour and fighting methods of the Volga Bulgars during this momentous period are explored in this fully illustrated study. Author Biography VIacheslav Shpakovsky was born in 1954. He teaches in the History Department of Penza University in Penza, Russia, where he holds the position of Assistant Professor and Chief Historical Scientist. He has written a number of articles on various aspects of Russian and military history for both academic journals and popular magazines in Russia. David Nicolle, born in 1944, worked in the BBCs Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written numerous books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. David Nicolle, born in 1944, worked in the BBCs Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written numerous books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator and researcher of historical costume since the 1970s, and has illustrated and written Osprey titles on a wide range of subjects over more than 20 years. He is an internationally respected authority on 15th and 18th century costumes in particular. He lives in Switzerland, where since 1988 he has also become well known for designing and creating life-size historical figures for museums. His son SAM EMBLETON is also an illustrator and they have completed many joint projects for Osprey. Table of Contents Introduction: origins - from Great Bulgaria to the Volga Bulgars /Conversion to Islam, in relation to Christian conversion of Russia and Jewish conversion of Khazaria /Chronology /Rise and survival of the Volga Bulgar state - freedom from Khazar domination /Wars: Kievan Russia - the Mongol invasion and conquest - the Volga Bulgars under the Golden Horde - resistance to Novgorod /From Volga Bulgaria to the Khanate of Kazan /Arms and armour: swords and sabres - spears and javelins - battle-axes and maces - helmets - body armour - clothing /Fortifications /Siege warfare: siege machinery and firearms /Aftermath /Bibliography /Plate commentaries /Index Details ISBN1782000798 Author David PhD Nicolle Pages 48 Publisher Osprey Publishing (UK) Series Men-At-Arms (Osprey) Language English ISBN-10 1782000798 ISBN-13 9781782000792 Media Book Format Paperback Year 2013 Illustrator Gerry Embleton Imprint Osprey Publishing Place of Publication Osprey Country of Publication United Kingdom DEWEY 355.00949909021 Birth 1941 Publication Date 2013-10-07 Short Title MEN AT ARMS 491 ARMIES OF THE Series Number 491 Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col Subtitle 9th-16th centuries Dimensions180mm x 5mm x 244mm We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. 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