Subotai the Valiant: Genghis Khan's Greatest General

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1. jan. 2004 - 164 sider
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This book tells the story of Subotai the Valiant, one of the greatest generals in military history, surely the equal of Hannibal and Scipio in tactical brilliance and ranking right along with both Alexander and Caesar as a strategist. Subotai commanded armies whose size, scale, and scope of operations surpassed all of the commanders of the ancient world. Under his direction and command, Mongol armies moved faster, over greater distances, and with a greater scope of maneuver than any army had ever done before. His legacy lives to the present day, for much of the theory and practice of modern military operations was first used by Subotai. The modern emphasis on speed, maneuver, surprise, envelopment, the rear battle, the deep battle, concentration of firepower, and the battle of annihilation all emerged as tactical skills first practiced by this great Mongol general.

Subotai died at age 73, by which time he had conquered 32 nations and won 65 pitched battles, as the Muslim historians tell us. For 60 of those years, Subotai lived as Mongol soldier, first as a lowly private who kept the tent door of Genghis himself, rising to be the most brilliant and trusted of Genghis Khan's generals. When Genghis died, Subotai continued to be the moving force of the Mongol army under his successors. It was Subotai who planned and participated in the Mongol victories against Korea, China, Persia, and Russia. It was Subotai's conquest of Hungary that destroyed every major army between the Mongols and the threshold of Europe. Had the great Khan not died, it is likely that Subotai would have destroyed Europe itself.

  

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Subotai was born among the tribes who were agglomerated by Genghis Khan into the "Mongols", and began his working life "keeping the tent door" of Genghis himself. He became one of the most trusted ... Les hele vurderingen

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A necessary read if you're interested in how Genghis Khan did much of what he did. I wanted to know more about Subotai specifically. The book doesn't cover a ton about him as I think there's little ... Les hele vurderingen

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2 THE MONGOL WAR MACHINE
25
3 THE WARS AGAINST THE CHIN
47
4 HURRICANE FROM THE EAST
69
5 THE GREAT CAVALRY RAID
89
6 THE ATTACK ON WEST
105
7 THE MONGOL MILITARY LEGACY
127
THE LESSONS OF MONGOL WARFARE
137
NOTES
143
FURTHER READING
151
INDEX
155
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RICHARD A. GABRIEL is a historian and Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Ethics at Daniel Webster College. He is the author of 35 books, incuding The Great Battles of Antiquity, The Great Armies of Antiquity, and The Great Captains of Antiquity. His most recent work is The Military History of Ancient Israel. He was a professor at St. Anselm College for more than 20 years before assuming the position of Professor of History and Politics at the U.S. Army War College where he introduced the first courses in ancient military history into the college curriculum.

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