Armies of the Caliphates 862-1098 (Men-at-Arms) by David Nicolle, Graham Turner

By David Nicolle, Graham Turner

The eighth century heralded the beginning of a golden age within the heritage of the Islamic international. at the present, the Sunni Muslim 'Abb?sid Caliphate, with its capital at Baghdad, governed nearly the whole Islamic international. Islamic army energy peaked within the ninth century, yet via the tip of this golden age within the eleventh century, the 'Abb?sid Caliphs had little political and nearly no army strength. that includes various photos of artefacts and 8 complete color plates by means of Graham Turner, David Nicolle's booklet examines the recruitment, association, weaponry and uniforms of the armies of the Caliphates from 862-1098.

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It proves that the influence of good principles, which never manifests itself as often as we expect, can suddenly reappear, even under the most unfortunate circumstances, and when we have already given up hope of their influence. A powerful emotion must stimulate the great ability of a military leader, whether it be ambition as in Caesar, hatred of the enemy as in Hannibal, or the pride in a glorious defeat, as in Frederick the Great. Open your heart to such emotion. Be audacious and cunning in your plans, firm and persevering in their execution, determined to find a glorious end, and fate will crown your youthful brow with a shining glory, which is the ornament of princes, and engrave your image in the hearts of your last descendants.

Open your heart to such emotion. Be audacious and cunning in your plans, firm and persevering in their execution, determined to find a glorious end, and fate will crown your youthful brow with a shining glory, which is the ornament of princes, and engrave your image in the hearts of your last descendants. Remember, Principles of War (1812) is NOT a summary of On War (1832) but a distant and quite different precursor.

It proves that the influence of good principles, which never manifests itself as often as we expect, can suddenly reappear, even under the most unfortunate circumstances, and when we have already given up hope of their influence. A powerful emotion must stimulate the great ability of a military leader, whether it be ambition as in Caesar, hatred of the enemy as in Hannibal, or the pride in a glorious defeat, as in Frederick the Great. Open your heart to such emotion. Be audacious and cunning in your plans, firm and persevering in their execution, determined to find a glorious end, and fate will crown your youthful brow with a shining glory, which is the ornament of princes, and engrave your image in the hearts of your last descendants.

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