Covers the history of the Chinese army from the accession of the great Mongol Khan, Kublai, to the time when European weaponry was introduced. This was a colourful period with many influences and types of troops that included guard units, peasant militias, rebel movements and Asian and even European mercenaries. This volume details the equipment and uniforms during the Yuan dynasty, the civil wars of the 14th century, and the campaigns to expel the Mongols during the Ming dynasty.
About the Author
An acknowledged expert on ancient Chinese armies, CJ Peers has written several books on this subject for Osprey's Men-at-Arms series, including Men-at-Arms 218: Ancient Chinese Armies 1500-200 BC and two volumes on the Medieval Imperial armies.