The Armies of Islam 7th-11th Centuries by David NicolleThe Armies of Islam 7th-11th Centuries by David Nicolle

The Armies of Islam 7th-11th Centuries

byDavid NicolleIllustratorAngus Mcbride

Paperback | July 29, 1982

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During the Middle Ages, Islam was Christian Europe's only civilized and most troublesome neighbor. The Middle Ages saw almost continual strife between these two distinct cultures. By the time the Frankish Crusaders reached the Middle East at the end of the 11th century, Islam had already incorporated three major races: Arabs, Persians and Turks, each of which contributed different strengths to the armoury of Islam. This title explores the organization, uniforms and equipment of the armies of Islam from the 7th to 11th centuries, backed by illustrations, museum photographs and eight full page color plates by popular Osprey artist Angus McBride.
David Nicolle was born in 1944 and was educated at Highgate School. For eight years he worked in the BBC Arabic Service. In 1971 he went 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a PhD from Edinburgh University. For some years he taught art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jordan...
Title:The Armies of Islam 7th-11th CenturiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.87 × 7.25 × 0.13 inPublished:July 29, 1982

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ISBN - 10:0850454484

ISBN - 13:9780850454482

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Table of Contents

Chronology · Introduction · The First Muslim Armies · The Successor States · European Influence in al Andalus · Tactics and Styles of Combat · The Plates

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The Men-At-Arms covers subjects as diverse as the Imperial Roman army, the Napoleonic wars and German airborne troops in a popular 48-page format including some 40 photographs and diagrams, and eight full-colour plates.