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Titel: Saracen Strongholds 1100-1500: The Central ...
Verlag: Osprey Publishing Limited, Oxford, U.K.
Illustrator: Hook, Adam
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket
Art des Buches: Used
Paperback. Fortress 87. Binding is sound and pages are tight, bright, clean and fresh throughout. Contents are clear. AF. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 419265
Inhaltsangabe: By the time of the Crusades, the Islamic world had developed its own sophisticated styles of fortification. Distinctive and highly effective, the region's unique military architecture continued to evolve in response to the Crusader and Mongol threats, and also drew upon the traditions of their foes and neighbors. The resulting Islamic concepts of military architecture had an influence upon fortifications in Western Europe, including Italy and the Iberian Peninsula. Rather than providing security for feudal aristocracies, however, as was increasingly the case in Europe, Islamic fortifications continued to focus upon the defence of cities and frontiers
Covering fortifications as far apart as North Africa, Afghanistan and northern India, this volume focuses on the Islamic side of the conflict, highlighting the fortifications in use when the Crusaders sought to reconquer the Holy Land, as well as the eventual absorption of the territories of Byzantium into the Islamic world.
Über den Autor: Born in 1944, David Nicolle worked in the BBC's Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written numerous books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. The author lives in Woodhouse Eaves, England.
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