Mamluk ‘Askari 1250–1517

Mamluk ‘Askari 1250–1517

Warrior 173
  • Author: David Nicolle
  • Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Short code: WAR 173
  • Publication Date: 20 Nov 2014
  • Number of Pages: 64
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New archaeological material and research underpins this extensive, detailed and beautifully illustrated account of the famous Mamluk Askars who are credited with finally defeating and expelling the Crusaders, halting the Mongol invasion of the Islamic Middle East, and facing down Tamerlane. Probably the ultimate professional soldiers of the medieval period they were supposedly recruited as adolescent slaves, though recent research has begun to undermine this oversimplified interpretation of what has been called the "Mamluk phenomenon".

Biographical Note

David Nicolle, born in 1944, worked in the BBC's Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written numerous books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles.

Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Conscription and Enlistment
Training
Appearance
Weapons and Equipment
Belief and Belonging
Conditions of Service
On Campaign
The Aftermath of Battle
Collections and Museums

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