Yarmouk, 636AD: The Muslim Conquest of Syria

Yarmouk, 636AD: The Muslim Conquest of Syria

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By (author) David Nicolle

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 182mm x 244mm x 8mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 26 May 1994
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1855324148
  • ISBN 13: 9781855324145
  • Illustrations note: b&w photographs, colour illustrations, maps, facsimiles
  • Sales rank: 467,625

Product description

An account of the origins, events and outcome of the Battle of Yarmouk in 636 AD, one of the most decisive battles of Middle East history which resulted in the disastrous defeat of the Byzantine army. The book is illustrated with maps and diagrams, and with contemporary drawings and prints.

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David Nicolle was born in 1944, the son of the illustrator Pat Nicolle. He worked in the BBC Arabic service for a number of years, before going 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He later taught world and Islamic art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jordan. He has written many books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. David lives and works in Leicestershire, UK.