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Medieval Russian Armies 1250-1500 - By V. Shpakovsky

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The country we know today as "Russia" was not always a unified place.  This richly illustrated book, from Osprey Press, tells the story of Russia as it grew in stature between 1250-1500.

We learn more from the book's back cover:

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 than 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 full colour artworks reconstructing the mixed influences of East and West in the appearance of Russian warriors.


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Image online, courtesy Google Books.

 

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