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By David Nicolle

ISBN-10: 185532279X

ISBN-13: 9781855322790

The dramatic eruption of the Arab peoples from Arabia after their adoption of the Muslim religion within the seventh century is still the most impressive occasions in international historical past. via the tip of that century they governed a nation that stretched from the Atlantic to India, from southern Arabia to critical Asia, protecting a space some distance more than that of the Roman Empire. as a result battle, a minimum of one of the nomadic bedouin, was once a typical element of existence. Complemented by way of a number of illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates through Angus McBride, this specific textual content through David Nicolle tells the genuine tale of the armies of the Muslim conquest.

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Around her shoulders is a silk khilllar shawl. None of her clothes arc white, this being a man's colour. } E: U111"yy"d c" v"lry: In general the cavalry of the Umayyad period reflected stronger Iranian influence than did the infantry. El: Un",yy"d Governor ofB"lkh (c. 700) Though he lacks armour and wears the COS£ume of a senior court official, this provincial governor carries a full armoury. The enormous Arab bow, unstrung in its bowcase, would only be effective on foot. Some of the Umayyad elite certainly wore jewellery and even kohl eye-shadow-though this certainly did not reflect any effeminacy.

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