Mamluk Â?Askari 1250Â?1517

Mamluk Â?Askari 1250Â?1517

New archaeological material and research underpins this extensive, detailed and beautifully illustrated account of the famous Mamluk Askars who are credited with finally defeating and expelling the Crusaders, halting the Mongol invasion of the Islamic Middle East, and facing down Tamerlane. Probably the ultimate professional soldiers of the medieval period they were supposedly recruited as adolescent slaves, though recent research has begun to undermine this oversimplified… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2014)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 64 pages

Language: English


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