Armies of the Caliphates 862-1098 by David NicolleArmies of the Caliphates 862-1098 by David Nicolle

Armies of the Caliphates 862-1098

byDavid NicolleIllustratorGraham Turner

Paperback | November 27, 1998

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The 8th century heralded the start of a golden age in the history of the Islamic world. At this time, the Sunni Muslim 'Abbãsid Caliphate, with its capital at Baghdad, ruled virtually the entire Islamic world. Islamic military power peaked in the 9th century, but by the end of this golden age in the 11th century, the 'Abbãsid Caliphs had little political and virtually no military power. Featuring numerous photographs of artefacts and eight full colour plates by Graham Turner, David Nicolle's book examines the recruitment, organization, weaponry and uniforms of the armies of the Caliphates from 862-1098.
David Nicolle was born in 1944, the son of the illustrator Pat Nicolle. He worked in the BBC Arabic service for a number of years before going 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He later taught world and Islamic art and architectural histor...
Title:Armies of the Caliphates 862-1098Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.67 × 7.25 × 0.08 inPublished:November 27, 1998Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1855327708

ISBN - 13:9781855327702

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Heartlands and Frontiers · Recruitment · Organisation · Weaponry · Costume and Uniforms · Tactics · Naval Warfare · Africa · Further Reading · The Plates