The Moors

The Moors

The Islamic West 7th–15th Centuries AD

Men-at-Arms 348
  • Author: David Nicolle
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: MAA 348
  • Publication Date: 25 Jan 2001
  • ISBN: 9781855329645
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The high point of medieval Islamic expansion was the 700-year presence of the 'Moors' in Spain and Portugal. The Arab and Berber conquest was followed by the establishment of a richly distinct culture in Andalusia, where for a while Muslim and Christian co-operated as often as they fought. The rise and fall of successive Islamic dynasties brought new invaders, fragmentation and disunity; and the growing Christian kingdoms to the north eventually doomed the amirate of Granada, the last Moorish bastion, which fell to the Castilians in 1492. The colourful armies of Western Islam are described and illustrated here in fascinating detail.

Biographical Note

Dr David Nicolle was born in 1944, the son of the illustrator Pat Nicolle. He worked in the BBC Arabic service before going 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a PhD from Edinburgh University. He later taught World and Islamic art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jordan. He has written a number of books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

The Arab Conquest The Armies of European Islam Umayyad navies in the Mediterranean and Atlantic The Reconquista Begins The Almoravids Berber armies and the saving of Andalusia The Moorish Collapse Granada: The Last Bastion

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