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Seller: Top-Rated Seller ancientgifts (4,751) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123964690816 Fighting Techniques of the Oriental World: Equipment, Combat Skills, and Tactics by Christer Joregensen, Eric Niderost, Rob S. Rice, Chris McNab, and Michael E. Haskew. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with dustjacket. Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (2008). Pages: 256. Size: 9¾ x 8½ x 1 inches; 2½ pounds. “Fighting Techniques of the Oriental World” describes the fighting techniques of the armies of East Asia, from the age of the Mongol expansion in the thirteenth century to the Anglo-Chinese Opium Wars of the mid-nineteenth century. The book explores the tactics and strategy required to win battles with the technology available, and illustrates how the development of such weapons changed the way battles were fought. In the first chapter, the book considers the key role of infantry in the battles of Tumu (1440), Maymyo (1767) Kawanakajima (1561), and Nagashino (1575). The uses and merits of spearmen and archers are explored, and the revolutionary impact of gun powder weapons examined. The second chapter looks at the creation of the cavalry army by the Mongols and the crucial development of the horse archer as a key battlefield element at encounters such as Vochan (1277). Using example such as Kalka River (1223) and Hansando (1592), the third chapter discusses the command structures and development of new technologies and tactics to defeat seemingly more numerous foes. In an era of fortifications, the fourth chapter examines the employment and development of siege weapons, from the “Crouching Tiger” catapult to advances mortars, at sieges such as Xiangyang (1267), Chinju (1592), and Osaka (1615). The final chapter analyzes the development of naval warfare, examining the encounters at Lake Poyang (1363), Sacheon (1592), and Wusung River (1842). Using specially commissioned color maps and black-and-white artworks to illustrate the battles, equipment, and tactics of the region, “Fighting Technique of the Oriental World” explores the methods by which the great commanders – such as Genghis Khan, Oda Nobunaga, and Admiral Yi Sun – won battles and campaigns, and why others were less successful. The book is an essential companion for anyone interest in warfare in East Asia. CONDITION: NEW. New hardcover w/dustjacket. Thomas Dunne Books (2008) 256 pages. New hardcover w/dustjacket. Still in manufacturer's wraps. Unblemished and pristine in every respect. Pages are clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #8067a. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Divided into five sections, the text examines the individual components of the oriental army, the foot soldier and the mounted soldier, the equipment they wore an used, and how they fought together as a unit. Fighting Techniques of the Oriental World describes why certain types of units--such as the cavalry horse archer, were more effective than others, and why the heavy cavalry of the type dominant in Western Europe never became a feature of Asian armies. The third section discusses how these units were used together on the battlefield, and the importance of a general correctly disposing his troops before the battle began. The fourth part of the book looks at the specialist techniques and equipment developed for siege warfare--a common event in this era of fortification. Finally, the last section covers naval warfare, from the ships in which the men fought to the weapons they carried and the naval battles of the period. Using specially-commissioned color and black-and-white artworks to illustrate the battles, equipment and tactics of the era, Fighting Techniques of Oriental World shows in detail the methods by which armies gained and lost ascendancy on the battlefield. REVIEW: “Fighting Techniques of the Oriental World” describes the fighting techniques of the armies of East Asia, from the age of the Mongol expansion in the wars of the mid-nineteenth century. The book explores the tactics and strategy required to win battles with the technology available, and illustrates how the development of such weapons changed the way battles were fought. REVIEW: This engrossing book describes the fighting techniques of the armies of the Far East, from the time of the Mongol ascendancy to the defeat of Chinese forces in the Anglo-Chinese Opium Wars of the mid-nineteenth century. The book explores the tactics and strategy required to win battles with the technology available, and points out how the development of such weapons changed the face of the battlefield. Using specially-commissioned color maps and black-and-white artworks to illustrate the battles, equipment and tactics of the era, Fighting Techniques of the Oriental World shows how armies adapted their strategies, tactics and equipment over time to win battles in Asia during the last millennium. REVIEW: Michael E. Haskew has been writing and researching military history subjects for over 20 years. He is the editor of “World War II History Magazine”. He lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has previously contributed to “Battles of the Bible” and “Battles that Changed Warfare”. Christer Jorgensen graduated with a PhD from University College, London. An expert on military history, Christer has published various books on the history of warfare. He has previously contributed to “Fighting Techniques of the Early Modern World” and “Battles that Changed Warfare”. Chris McNab is an editor and writer on military topics who has published over 60 titles on the last twelve years. He has written extensively on military history, martial arts, weapons technology and the practices and history of special forces. Eric Niderost teaches history at Chabot College in California. He has written numerous articles on military history, but China and Korea hold a special interest for him. He has appeared in many British and American publications, including Military Heritage, Military History, and Osprey Military Journal. Rober S. Rice is a professor at the American Military University, teaching courses on Ancient and Modern Naval Warfare. He has published articles in the “Oxford Companion to American Military History”, and has contributed to “Fighting Techniques of the Ancient World” and “Battles of the Bible”. REVIEW: Rob S. Rice has long had a fascination with the histories of war, technology, and always the sea. His interests in human activity on the sea extend to all historical periods. He has delivered papers before the American Philological Association in addition to a presentation at Annapolis and has taught successfully subjects from Mythology to Roman History in the course of his teaching career. He received his doctorate in Ancient History from Penn in 1994 and teaches military history at the American Military University. His articles on the U.S. Navy appear in The Oxford Guide to American Military History and the respected Reader's Guide to Military History. He wrote sections of Fighting Techniques of the Ancient World, Fighting Techniques of the Early Modern Era, Decisive Battles of the Ancient World, Battles of the Bible, Fighting Techniques of Naval Warfare, and Fighting Techniques of the Colonial Era. Two books for juveniles on warfare in the ancient world are in libraries and schools. Dr. Rice is an experienced marksman and a published poet and editor. He is also the author of five novels, with more forthcoming, and has participated in live and street theater in large venues. He is the cherishing owner of Big Dodge, his faithful 1970 Dodge Dart, and Winston, a 1984 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper. He lives near Denver, Colorado. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: With line drawings, color reproductions, or three-dimensional battle maps on every two-page spread, this detailed, wide-ranging history examines warfare in Asia and the Pacific from the 13th-century Mongol expansion to the Anglo-Chinese Opium Wars of the mid-19th century. Careful examinations of historic battles and warriors illuminate Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Mongol tactics and strategies in five sections focusing on infantry, cavalry, command, siege warfare, and naval warfare. REVIEW: Tactics, fighting techniques, weapons and equipment of the Oriental armies explained by means of color tactical maps and black-and-white artworks. Contains 20 full-color maps and accounts of key battles, such as Kalka River (1223), the siege of Xiangyang (1267), the Mongol invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281, Kawanakajima (1561), Nagashino (1575), the siege of Chinju (1592), Hansando (1592), the siege of Osaka (1615), Ulan Butung (1690) the capture of the Dagu forts (1860) and many more. Provides a detailed, highly-illustrated guide to Oriental warfare. REVIEW: From the age of the Huns to the forcing open of Japan, an in depth account of Asian military history. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: I am an avid Asian history buff and was very pleased to see that this team of authors had this in their series of "Fighting Techniques..." books. I am happy to see such books written in English as it is not always easy to find materials on Asian history with such illustrations. This book talks about different battles (mainly the medieval period) and has computer-like graphic layouts showing the battle scenes with symbolic men on horses or ships. I have particular interest in the Mongol invasion attempts on Japan and there are a few pages dedicated to that here with a nice computer graphic layout showing how the ships tried to approach Hakata Bay. I noticed some of the battle layouts were also the same ones used in another book titled "Battles That Changed Warfare", but only a few of them (probably because some of the authors were involved in both books). This book mainly covers Chinese, Mongolian, Japanese, and some Korean battles. The only complaint I have is that I wish they expanded their coverage to more ancient (pre-medieval) and significant battles in Asia such as the Tang and Sui armies invasion of the Koguryo kingdom of Korea (where more than 95% of the Chinese troops were killed, leading to the weakening of those respective dynasties in China). Either way, books like this on Asian history are always a welcome read if you're into Asian history or military history in general. I look forward to their other books in this series. REVIEW: This book is the one of the only modern books on Asian land battle tactics and C&C. A short section of the sea tactics is also included. If you've purchase the other books in the series it function as great overview and briefing on the way Asian armies functioned and fought from about 1600 to 1800's. IF you harbor any interest in how Asian armies developed early in the second millennium then this a must buy. REVIEW: Good read but could be a bit technical for some readers. I would recommend that military history novices learn a little bit about military schemes, tactics, and strategy before reading this. Other than that, an excellent read. REVIEW: Amazing! An excellent book! SHIPPING & RETURNS/REFUNDS: We always ship books domestically (within the USA) via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). Most international orders cost an additional $9.99 to $37.99 for an insured shipment in a heavily padded mailer. 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