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Military Mobilization in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century China, Russia, and Mongolia

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 November 2008

Peter C. Perdue
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


From the mid-seventeenth to the late eighteenth centuries three agrarian states—Chinese, Mongolian, and Russian—struggled for power over the heartland of the Eurasian continent. Each had dynamic central leaders mobilizing agrarian surpluses based on drastically different ecologies, institutions, and military structures. When the dust cleared, by 1760, only two survived.

Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1996

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