Saracen Faris AD 1050–1250

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Saracen Faris AD 1050–1250

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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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published 28 Jul 1994
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781855324534
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 56 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 10
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

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Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…

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