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Title:
Armies of the Muslim conquest
Author:
Nicolle, David, 1944-
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Publication Information:
Great Britain : Osprey, [1993]

©1993
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781855322790
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Book

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The dramatic eruption of the Arab peoples from Arabia after their adoption of the Muslim faith in the 7th century remains one of the most extraordinary events in world history. By the end of that century they ruled a state that stretched from the Atlantic to India, from southern Arabia to Central Asia, covering an area far greater than that of the Roman Empire. Therefore warfare, at least among the nomadic bedouin, was a normal aspect of life. Complemented by numerous illustrations, including eight full page colour plates by Angus McBride, this detailed text by David Nicolle tells the real story of the armies of the Muslim conquest.


Author Notes

Angus McBride was born in London in 1931. By the age of 12 he became an orphan and had to leave England following World War II and head to South Africa where he became a fairly well-known and successful artist in Cape Town. In 1961, he moved back to England. By 1975, he began to work with Osprey Publishing's Men-at-Arms series. He is best known for realistic, historical illustrations.

Angus McBride died on 15 May 2007.

(Bowker Author Biography)