Accession Number:

ADA136620

Title:

The Mongol Warrior Epic: Masters of Thirteenth Century Maneuver Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

189.0

Abstract:

This study attempts to illuminate some prevailing myths about the Mongol warrior. The investigation is focused on a review of the Mongol steppe warrior himself, his leadership with emphasis on Genghis Khan, the Mongol armys organization and doctrine, and a review of five selected battles demonstrating Mongol efficiency in war. Investigation reveals that the Mongol warrior epic was more than a series of invasions across Eurasia by barbarian hordes. The Mongol application of strategic, operational, and tactical doctrine in the field was quite sophisticated and predates maneuver-oriented combat thought of this century by over 700 years. The void in military history and teaching of it can and should be filled by an understanding of the Mongol warrior epic, based on fact, not myth.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE