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ISBN:0297775197
Author: James Chambers
ISBN13: 978-0297775195
Title: The Devil's Horsemen: The Mongol Invasion of Europe
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Language: English
Publisher: Atheneum; First American Edition edition (1979)
Pages: 240

The Devil's Horsemen: The Mongol Invasion of Europe by James Chambers



The Devil's Horsemen book. Chambers' book covers a lot more than the Mongol invasion of Europe. It covers a great deal of the Mongol conquests before Europe but after their conquest of China. previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 . ext . new topic.

Maps 1 Eastern Europe and Northern Asia before the Mongol Invasion 2 Russia at the time of the Mongol Invasion 3 Eastern Europe at the time of the Mongol Invasion 4 The Middle East. xiv 68 84 136. Preface. But nothing has been written about the Mongol invasion of Europe. I have simply attempted to tell the story of an extraordinary campaign, outline its causes and far-reaching con­ sequences and place it in its historical perspective. The contemporary sources were written in more than ten lan­ guages and it is unlikely that anyone could read them all in their original.

Chambers goes into great detail in explaining the chaos that was Europe in the 13th Century and how they were unable to deal with the inevitable doom soon to be visited upon them. Only a fluke event saved Europe from total destruction at the hands of the Mongols. Read this book and find out how Europe managed to remain Europe. One person found this helpful. This book is a pretty quick read and explains the Mongol's invasions of Europe form their point of view and the Europeans'. Not a lot of details about weaponry or even tactics, but plenty of discussion about the individual leaders on both sides. I banged this one out and now I know who they were and how they affected Europe.

The Mongols formed one of the finest armies ever known–and when they swept across the Danube on Christmas Day 1241, the west lay at the mercy of these "horsemen from hell. From a wealth of contemporary sources comes the story of these soldiers, and especially of Subedei Bahadur, the illiterate military genius who brought 20th-century warfare to Medieval Europe

The Devil's Horsemen: The Mongol Invasion of Europe. Book Club Associates, 1979. The supporters of both streams claimed to adhere to the ideal of Chinggisid rule, but their different statuses within the Mongol community led them to hold divergent views of what constituted legitimate political authority. This book will detail the origin of, and the differences between, these two streams; analyse the role that these streams played in the political development of the early Mongol Empire; and assess the role that ideological tension between the two streams played in the events leading up to the division of the empire.

The Mongols formed one of the finest armies ever known-and when they swept across the Danube on Christmas Day 1241, the west lay at the mercy of these "horsemen from hell. From a wealth of contemporary sources comes the story of these soldiers, and especially of Subedei Bahadur, the illiterate military genius who brought 20th-century warfare to Medieval Europe.

They Were the Devil's Horsemen. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 16 years ago. What can really be said about the Mongol army. They had an excellent leader (Gengis Kahn) and they understood, and were trained for warfare like no other army before them, and I dare say after them. They were Brutal and swift. James Chambers does an excellent job showing how the Mongols nearly conquered the entire world. It is an excellent book about the invasion of europe by the Mongols. It gives an idea of the strength of their armies compared with the european armies of poor armed conscripts but also compared with the elite knights. The important battles like Liegnitz are vividly written. You almost think you are participating in it. The first chapters of the book describe the conquest of the Kwarezm empire, georgia, the Bulgarian empire and the Russian principalities.

This is a VERY good book with some minor shortcomings. The most glaring is the mention of many Mongol characters without an introduction as to who they were (and there is not a listing of major. Excellent history of the invasion of Europe by the Mongols, giving the campaign of Subedei and Batu as the focus, but also referring to what had come immediately prior to this (the first European.

Reviews: 7
Samut
A rare combination. An informative, yet highly readable book about the greatest Army in history, and the greatest general that led it, Sabotai, in the ONLY successful attack on Russia in history. And that's just the opening of the greatest campaign, the Mongol invasion of Eastern Europe.

Chambers also provides a precis of the destruction of Khwaresm, and Genghis Khan's earlier history. A must read!
Ximinon
The world was poised to be Asian dominated in 1240. It all turned on a dime.
The power of the Mongol horde was awesome and no one in Europe was able to
stop it. Chambers goes into great detail in explaining the chaos that was Europe in
the 13th Century and how they were unable to deal with the inevitable doom soon to
be visited upon them. Only a fluke event saved Europe from total destruction at the
hands of the Mongols. Read this book and find out how Europe managed to remain Europe.
Vrion
I like to read about periods in human history that are like gray areas in my knowledge. This book is a pretty quick read and explains the Mongol's invasions of Europe form their point of view and the Europeans'. Not a lot of details about weaponry or even tactics, but plenty of discussion about the individual leaders on both sides. I banged this one out and now I know who they were and how they affected Europe. I recommend it if you want that kind of quick summary.

I only gave it four stars because I did not want anyone to think that this is the be all and end all of books about the Mongols. It is what it is.
Jorius
Very informative. Well-researched. Loved the detailed battles the Mongols waged.
Gralsa
Good background for todays history.
Felhalar
Well written. Interesting jnsightd into Mongolian values/outlook and European reactions to them.
Fek
it was ok
I enjoyed this book, for I did not have any material on the Mongols. Moreover, the condition of the book was excellent.