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The Armies of the Caliphs: Military and Society in the Early Islamic State
     

The Armies of the Caliphs: Military and Society in the Early Islamic State

by Hugh Kennedy
 

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ISBN-10: 0415250927

ISBN-13: 9780415250924

Pub. Date: 09/07/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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 Arabic chronicles, surviving documents, and archaeological evidence, this book analyzes the military and the face of battle, and offers a timely reassessment of the early Islamic State.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415250924
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/07/2001
Series:
Warfare and History Series
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1620L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Conquest and After
The Armies of the Mariwanid Period
The Payment of the Military
Early Abbasid Warfare
The Armies of Samarra
The Last Armies of Caliphs
Weapons
Fortifications and Siege Warfare

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