Armies of the Caliphates 862–1098 (Men-at-Arms #320) (Paperback)

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Armies of the Caliphates 862–1098 (Men-at-Arms #320) (Paperback)

By David Nicolle, Graham Turner (Illustrator)


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This is book number 320 in the Men-at-Arms series.

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.
David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Medieval Studies, Nottingham University. He is the author of numerous books on aspects of medieval military history, including many for Osprey.

Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, specializing in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. The son of the illustrator Michael Turner, Graham lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.
Product Details ISBN: 9781855327702
ISBN-10: 1855327708
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: November 27th, 1998
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms