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    DescriptionOsprey's Campaign title for one of the battles in which Muslims attempted to overtake Syria. In 636 AD, after protracted skirmishing and minor engagements the Arab and Byzantine armies faced each other on the banks of the Yarmuk river. The Byzantines were initially successful, driving back the Arab right wing. Finally, though, the Arab counter-attacks broke the Byzantine lines and the subsequent pursuit became a rout. The awful fate of the fleeing Byzantine soldiers was remembered for several generations until it was recorded in early Islamic histories. David Nicolle not only looks at the battle itself but also the whole decisive Arab campaign - from the Muslim invasion of 633/4 to the fall of Byzantine Syria.


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    Title
    Yarmouk, 636AD
    Subtitle
    The Muslim Conquest of Syria
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Nicolle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 182 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781855324145
    ISBN 10: 1855324148
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, JWL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 520
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    LC classification: U
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Approval Code: A44092000
    DC22: 949.501
    B&T Approval Code: A14203030
    BIC subject category V2: 1FBS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, HIS039000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JWL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FBS
    Illustrations note
    b&w photographs, colour illustrations, maps, facsimiles
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    26 May 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    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.