Автор: CJ Peers
Название: Ancient Chinese Armies 1500–200 BC
Издательство: Osprey Publishing Ltd
Серия: Men-at-Arms 218
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By the 15th century BC the valley of Hwang Ho was dominated by a palace-based military caste which owed its supremacy to a monopoly of bronze-working techniques among a still mainly Stone Age population. To the Shang Dynasty, war was a means of legitimising the power of their new aristocracy.