By David Curtis Wright

This examine of kinfolk among Sung China (960-1279) and Kitan Liao (916-1125), a kingdom on Sung's northern border, is either an army and diplomatic historical past and a heritage of international relations.

Its first chapters traditionally contextualise the equality of Sung-Liao international relations and narrate how, in the course of the overdue 10th and early 11th centuries, the 2 states fought one another to a standstill sooner than concluding peace at Shan-yüan in 1005.

Later chapters conceal the kinds and textures of peaceable diplomatic touch among Sung and Liao that continued for the remainder of the century.

will probably be valuable for students and common readers who desire to probe past generalisations and discover in additional aspect mid-imperial China's conflict and international relations with its northern neighbours.

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