The Armies of Islam 7th–11th Centuries

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The Armies of Islam 7th–11th Centuries

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During the Middle Ages Islam was Christian Europe's only civilised and most troublesome neighbour, the Middle Ages saw almost continual strife between these two distinct cultures. By the time the Frankish Crusaders reached the Middle East at the end of the 11th century Islam had already incorporated three major races: Arabs, Persians and Turks, each of which contributed different strengths to the armoury of Islam. This title explores the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the armies of Islam from the 7th to 11th centuries, backed by illustrations, museum photographs and eight full page colour plates by popular Osprey artist Angus McBride.

Table of Contents

Chronology · Introduction · The First Muslim Armies · The Successor States · European Influence in al Andalus · Tactics and Styles of Combat · The Plates

Product details

Published 29 Jul 1982
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850454482
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 125
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…


Angus McBride


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