The Armies of the Caliphs: Military and Society in the Early Islamic State by Hugh KennedyThe Armies of the Caliphs: Military and Society in the Early Islamic State by Hugh Kennedy

The Armies of the Caliphs: Military and Society in the Early Islamic State

byHugh KennedyEditorHugh Kennedy

Paperback | July 26, 2001

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The Armies of the Caliphsis the first major study of the relationship between army and society in the early Islamic period, and reveals the pivotal role of the military in politics.

Through a thorough examination of recruitment, payment, weaponry and fortifications in the armies,The Armies of the Caliphsoffers the most comprehensive view to date of how the early Muslim Empire grew to control so many people. Using Arabic chronicles, surviving documents, and archaeological evidence, this book analyzes the military and the face of battle, and offers a timely reassessment of the early Islamic State.

Title:The Armies of the Caliphs: Military and Society in the Early Islamic StateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:July 26, 2001Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415250935

ISBN - 13:9780415250931

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'This book should long be the standard work on the subject for students, specialists and general readers.' - Gerald Hawting, Times Literary Supplement '... a lucid exploration of the role of the military in early Islamic society... This is a very important book based on a careful and original reading of the sources. It constitutes a major addition to our understanding of early Islamic society.' - John France, History, July 2003