Mamluk ‘Askari 1250–1517

Mamluk ‘Askari 1250–1517 cover

Mamluk ‘Askari 1250–1517

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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".

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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

Product details

Published 20 Nov 2014
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781782009283
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 58 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 173
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Nicolle

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Peter Dennis

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