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The Gunpowder Age

China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West in World History

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The Chinese invented gunpowder and began exploring its military uses as early as the 900s, four centuries before the technology passed to the West. But by the early 1800s, China had fallen so far behind the West in gunpowder warfare that it was easily defeated by Britain in the Opium War of 1839-42. What happened? In The Gunpowder Age, Tonio Andrad

Product code: 9780691178141

ISBN 9780691178141
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW152
No. Of Pages 448
Publisher Princeton University Press
On Sale Date 29/08/2017