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.