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East of Hydaspes John Jarvis

East of Hydaspes

John Jarvis

Published September 29th 2010
ISBN : 9781453527344
Paperback
234 pages
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Alexander the Great died in 323BC.There is some debate as to the lifetime of Sun Tzu.Ssu-ma Ch’ien’s Records of the Historian, completed sometime after100BC, records that Sun Wu from the state of Chi completed his Art OfWar at the end of the 6thMoreAlexander the Great died in 323BC.There is some debate as to the lifetime of Sun Tzu.Ssu-ma Ch’ien’s Records of the Historian, completed sometime after100BC, records that Sun Wu from the state of Chi completed his Art OfWar at the end of the 6th Century BC.Chinese scholars have questioned this, and most agree it could not havebeen written this early.Samuel B Griffith’s studies suggest the 4th Century BC. Maspero believesit was written in the 3rd Century BC.I have used a later date to make this fictional work a clash betweenhistory’s greatest tactical genius and the supreme master of strategies. Theuse of 10,000 crossbowmen has been recorded by Chinese historians inthe Battle of Ma iong in 341BC. King Wu ling made cavalry (along withtrousers) part of his army in 320BC the warning states period in Chinadates from c543 to c221 BC.