Russia under the Mongols (mid-13 to 14 centuries) - Mongol influence of later Russian armies - Cavalry - Infantry - Fortification - River warfare - The Republic of Novgorod (14-15 centuries) - The Rise of Lithuania (14-15 centuries) - The Rise of Muscovy (late 14-15 centuries) - Cavalry - Infantry - The guns of Muscovy - Colour plate commentary - Bibliography - Index
Dr David Nicolle was born in 1944 and worked for the BBC before returning to university, obtaining his PhD in Edinburgh. He subsequently taught at Yarmouk University in Jordan, since which he has contributed a substantial number of Osprey titles. He is a specialist in medieval arms and armour and has written several hardback books as well as numerous articles for specialist journals. He has also presented papers at many international conferences. Angus McBride, one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles over the past 25 years. After national service in the Royal Fusiliers, 1949-51, in 1953 Angus emigrated to South Africa. He returned to the UK in 1961, and has worked freelance ever since. With his wife and two children he returned to South Africa in 1976, since when he has lived and worked in Cape Town.