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War, Politics and Society in Early Modern China, 900-1795.

By: Lorge, Peter.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Warfare and History: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2005Description: 1 online resource (201 p.).ISBN: 9780203969298.Subject(s): China - History, Military - 1644-1912 | China - History, Military - 960-1644Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: War, Politics and Society in Early Modern China, 900-1795DDC classification: 951.02 | 951/.02 LOC classification: DS750.74.LOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Book Cover; Half-Title; Series Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE Unity through war, 900-1005; CHAPTER TWO Empires at peace, empires at war,1005-1142; CHAPTER THREE Three empires and a century of war,1142-1272; CHAPTER FOUR A Chinese empire, 1272-1355?; CHAPTER FIVE The Chinese conquest dynasty,1355-1435; CHAPTER SIX The politics of imperial collapse,1435-1610; CHAPTER SEVEN A people created for war,1610-1683; CHAPTER EIGHT The Old Man of Ten CompleteMilitary Victories, 1684-1795; Conclusion; Index
Summary: This comprehensive survey of Chinese military history is the only book in English to span the significant years from 900 - 1795. Peter Lorge questions current theories on China's relationship to war, and argues that war was the most important tool used by the Chinese in building and maintaining their empire.Emphasizing the relationship between the military and politics, chapters are organised around specific military events and, Lorge argues, the strength of territorial claims and political impact of each dynasty were determined by their military capacity.Ideal as a course ado
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Book Cover; Half-Title; Series Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE Unity through war, 900-1005; CHAPTER TWO Empires at peace, empires at war,1005-1142; CHAPTER THREE Three empires and a century of war,1142-1272; CHAPTER FOUR A Chinese empire, 1272-1355?; CHAPTER FIVE The Chinese conquest dynasty,1355-1435; CHAPTER SIX The politics of imperial collapse,1435-1610; CHAPTER SEVEN A people created for war,1610-1683; CHAPTER EIGHT The Old Man of Ten CompleteMilitary Victories, 1684-1795; Conclusion; Index

This comprehensive survey of Chinese military history is the only book in English to span the significant years from 900 - 1795. Peter Lorge questions current theories on China's relationship to war, and argues that war was the most important tool used by the Chinese in building and maintaining their empire.Emphasizing the relationship between the military and politics, chapters are organised around specific military events and, Lorge argues, the strength of territorial claims and political impact of each dynasty were determined by their military capacity.Ideal as a course ado

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<p>Peter Lorge is Senior Lecturer in Chinese History and Film at Vanderbilt University.</p>

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