The Mongol Armies in Persia

  title={The Mongol Armies in Persia},
  author={D. Morgan},
The army was the basic Mongol Institution. Society was organised around it. All male Mongole between the ages of fourteen and sixty were enlisted in it,) and for the young Mongol training in the saddle began in early childhood. The Mongol army was a cavalry force, and the training that was necessary for living the nomadic life of the steppe was not very different from that required by cavalry warfare äs practised by the Mongole. The conversion from peaceful nomad activity to warlike… Expand
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  • History
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
  • 2009
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