Saracen Faris AD 1050–1250

Saracen Faris AD 1050–1250

Warrior 10
  • Author: David Nicolle
  • Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • Short code: WAR 10
  • Publication Date: 28 Jul 1994
  • ISBN: 9781855324534
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

In the Middle East, not only were the 12th and 13th centuries punctuated by European Crusades but, even more significantly, the mid-11th century saw the invasion of the Saljuq Turks and the mid-13th century witnessed a devastating Mongol assault. Crucial to the Middle Eastern forces involved was the professional cavalryman, known as a faris or 'horseman'. A faris' training was far more wide-ranging than that of a contemporary European knight, including the use of horse-archery and the ability to fight on foot as well as general horsemanship and the use of the lance and sword. David Nicolle's text presents a detailed view of these fascinating and versatile warriors.

Biographical Note

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 history at Yarmuk University, Jordan. He has written many books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. David lives and works in Leicestershire, UK.Christa Hook is one of Osprey's most popular illustrators, a reputation justly deserved given the perfect blend of attention to detail and narrative realisation that penetrates her work. Her work for Osprey to date includes several joint collaborations with her father Richard, as well as Warrior 1 Norman Knight, Warrior 33 Knight Hospitaller (1) and Campaign 56 Eggmühl 1809.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Origins and Recruitment Training Home and Barracks Military Careers On Campaign Arms and Armour

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