Professor Michael Fredholm von Essen is an historian and former military analyst who has published extensively on the history, defence strategies, security policies, and energy sector developments of Eurasia. He currently is the Head of Research and Development at IRI, an independent research institute. Educated at Uppsala, Stockholm, and Lund Universities, Michael Fredholm von Essen has lectured, including during conferences and as visiting professor, at numerous institutions and universities around the world. He is the author of a large number of books, articles, and academic papers, including Transnational Organized Crime and Jihadist Terrorism: Russian-Speaking Networks in Western Europe (Routledge, 2017); Understanding Lone Actor Terrorism: Past Experience, Future Outlook, and Response Strategies (Routledge, 2016); Nomad Empires and Nomad Grand Strategy: The Rise and Fall of Nomad Military Power, c. 1000 BC - AD 1500 (Stockholm University, 2005); Eight Banners and Green Flag: The Army of the Manchu Empire and Qing China, 1600-1850 (Pike and Shot Society, 2009); and a large number of articles on early modern warfare in the Arquebusier, the journal of the Pike and Shot Society.
This is a great reminder that the Muscovite military system in its
origins looked more to the East than to the West. * Military
History Monthly 09/01/2019 *
As usual, production quality is high, with well-written text and helpful illustrations... * Miniature Wargames - Chris Jarvis *
A very good work if the English Civil War is your cup of tea! * VaeVictis 01/03/2019 *