Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship

7th–11th centuries

Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship cover

Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship

7th–11th centuries

Description

For four hundred years the Byzantine Empire's naval forces vied with the warships of the Islamic world for mastery of the Mediterranean. At the heart of this confrontation were the fighting vessels of the two powers, the Byzantine dromon and the Arabic shalandi, both oared warships. In those four centuries of warfare between two major maritime powers, both the Byzantines and the Arabs left us records of their doctrine and tactics, as well as of how their ships were built. Featuring full-colour artwork and rigorous analysis from an authority on naval warfare, this enthralling book offers a glimpse of the long-lost world of war at sea in the age of Byzantium.

Product details

Published Jan 20 2015
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472807588
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 25 b/w; 37 col
Series Duel
Short code DUE 64
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Angus Konstam

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Peter Dennis

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