Armies of the Muslim Conquest (Men-at-Arms 255) by David Nicolle

By David Nicolle

The dramatic eruption of the Arab peoples from Arabia after their adoption of the Muslim religion within the seventh century continues to be probably the most striking occasions in international background. by way of the top of that century they governed a kingdom that stretched from the Atlantic to India, from southern Arabia to significant Asia, overlaying a space a ways more than that of the Roman Empire. for this reason struggle, at the very least one of the nomadic bedouin, used to be a regular point of existence. Complemented by means of quite a few illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates by way of Angus McBride, this precise textual content via David Nicolle tells the true tale of the armies of the Muslim conquest.

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