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Saracen Strongholds 1100-1500: The Central and Eastern Islamic Lands
By Adam Hook (illustrator) and David Nicolle
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Publisher Osprey Pub Co
Publication date September 22, 2009
Pages 64
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781846033759
ISBN-10 1846033756
Dimensions 0.50 by 7.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $18.95
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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.



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With Adam Hook (other contributor) | from Osprey Pub Co (September 22, 2009)
9781846033759 | details & prices | 64 pages | 7.25 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $18.95
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