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ART ALBUM. The Tale of the Battle on the Kulikovo Field Included in a Sixteenth Century Russian Illuminated Codex

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Title: The Tale of the Battle on the Kulikovo Field Included in a Sixteenth Century Russian Illuminated Codex
Author: by D. (editor) Likhachov (Author)
Cover: Hardcover, 270 pages
Publisher: Leningrad: Aurora Art Publishers (1984)
Language: English
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Kulikovskoye the battle was remarkable in that under the banner of Moscow Prince Dmitry joined forces previously fragmented and disparate Russian principalities. They were opposed by the well-trained Mongol army of Temnik Mamai and the Khan Tulaka (Tulunay), reinforced by mercenaries such as the Genoese infantry. The troops met on September 8, 1380 on a relatively small (1.5 km2) forested area bounded by the rivers Don, Nepryadva and Tar and numerous ravines and gullies. The fight was protracted. When the Golden Horde cavalry broke through the flanks and began to come to the rear, there was a threat of a terrible defeat, but the battle has entered the ambush regiment, before hiding in a forest Green Oak forest. This attack turned the tide of the battle. Mamai, from a distance, watching the tide of battle, fled. Troops of the Golden Horde were forced to retreat, however, and the Russians suffered immense losses in dead were being buried in mass graves in a few days.

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