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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415250927

ISBN-13: 9780415250924

Pub. Date: 09/07/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Over the key period of 600-945, the Muslims developed a salaried, semi-professional army, dependent on the state for its livelihood. In this extraordinary survey, Kennedy shows how the army began to influence and eventually dominate the political system, and reflects on how the involvement of the military in Middle Eastern politics today has its origins in this…  See more details below

Overview

Over the key period of 600-945, the Muslims developed a salaried, semi-professional army, dependent on the state for its livelihood. In this extraordinary survey, Kennedy shows how the army began to influence and eventually dominate the political system, and reflects on how the involvement of the military in Middle Eastern politics today has its origins in this period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415250924
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/07/2001
Series:
Warfare and History Series
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(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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