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The armies of the caliphs : military and society in the early Islamic state

Author: Hugh Kennedy
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001
Series: Warfare and history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Armies of the Caliphs is the first major study of the relationship between army and society in the early Islamic period, and reveals the pivotal role of the military in politics. Through a thorough examination of recruitment, payment, weaponry and fortifications in the armies, The Armies of the Caliphs offers the most comprehensive view to date of how the early Muslim Empire grew to control so many people. Using  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kennedy, Hugh (Hugh N.).
Armies of the caliphs.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2001
(DLC) 2001019109
(OCoLC)45879593
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Kennedy
ISBN: 0203458532 9780203458532 0585453470 9780585453477 9780415250924 0415250927 9780415250931 0415250935 9786610403424 6610403422
OCLC Number: 171117795
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 229 pages) : maps
Contents: 1. The conquests and after : Muslim armies, 11-64/632-83 --
2. The armies of the Marwanid period, 64-132/683-750 : recruitment, leadership and tactics --
3. The payment of the military in the early Islamic state --
4. Early 'Abbasid warfare, 132-218/750-833 --
5. The armies of Samarra, 218-56/833-70 --
6. The last armies of the Caliphs, 256-324/870-936 --
7. Weapons and equipment in early Muslim armies --
8. Fortification and siege warfare --
9. Postscript.
Series Title: Warfare and history.
Responsibility: Hugh Kennedy.

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