Armies of the Caliphates 862–1098

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Armies of the Caliphates 862–1098

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The 8th century heralded the start of a golden age in the history of the Islamic world. At this time, the Sunni Muslim 'Abbãsid Caliphate, with its capital at Baghdad, ruled virtually the entire Islamic world. Islamic military power peaked in the 9th century, but by the end of this golden age in the 11th century, the 'Abbãsid Caliphs had little political and virtually no military power. Featuring numerous photographs of artefacts and eight full colour plates by Graham Turner, David Nicolle's book examines the recruitment, organization, weaponry and uniforms of the armies of the Caliphates from 862-1098.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Heartlands and Frontiers · Recruitment · Organisation · Weaponry · Costume and Uniforms · Tactics · Naval Warfare · Africa · Further Reading · The Plates

Product details

Published Nov 27 1998
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855327702
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 320
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

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Graham Turner

Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, spec…

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