The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,195,514 members ⚫ 1,363,605 ebooks

New to

Learn more

Saracen Strongholds AD 630-1050

The Middle East and Central Asia

Saracen Strongholds AD 630-1050 by David Nicolle
Not for sale in
your country
US$ 13.95
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

The Islamic world drew upon a myriad of pre-existing styles of fortification, taking Romano-Byzantine, Indian and Chinese ideas to create a highly effective and sophisticated hybrid fortification that was both new and distinctive. This book examines early Saracen fortifications, covering their historical background, socio-political circumstances, and their role in protecting industry, trade and the frontiers of the Islamic world.

From the mayyad 'castles in the desert' of Jordan and Syria to the 'Round City of Baghdad' and the great gates of Cairo, this book provides an insight into the majesty of the Saracen forts, illustrated with specially commissioned artwork and cutaways, together with photographs of period engravings and images of the sites today.

Osprey Publishing Ltd; November 2012
ISBN 9781782007111
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: Saracen Strongholds AD 630-1050
Author: David Nicolle

This edition is not for sale in your country. Here are some titles that might be what you're after...