The Taiping Rebellion 1851–66

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The Taiping Rebellion 1851–66

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The Taiping movement began as the Pai Shang-ti Hui (the Society of God-Worshippers), founded in Kwangsi province in 1846 by Hung Hsiu-ch'uan. A sickly individual of questionable sanity. Hung had become subject to visions which interpreted as demonstrating that he was Jesus Christ's 'Divine Younger Brother', with God's mandate to govern China. This fascinating work by Ian Heath examines the organisation, dress and weapons of forces on both sides of the Taiping Rebellion – a conflict which saw the involvement of around 10 million troops during 15 years of conflict; as many as 600 cities change hands time and time again; and 20-30 million deaths.

Table of Contents

The Taiping Rebellion 1851-66 · Military Organisation · The Imperialists · Dress and Weapons · Artillery · Flags · The Ever-Victorious Army · Other 'Disciplined Chinese' Units · Anglo-French Involvement · Chinese Tactics · The Plates

Product details

Published Aug 03 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855323469
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 275
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Michael Perry


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