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Saracen Faris

Saracen Faris

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SKU:
FBB2379
UPC:
9781855324534, 978-1855324534
Weight:
0.49 LBS
Width:
7.40 (in)
Height:
10.80 (in)
Depth:
0.40 (in)
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Author:
David Nicolle
Media Type:
Paperback
Pages:
64
ISBN:
9781855324534

In the Middle East, not only were the 12th and 13th centuries punctuated by European Crusades but, even more significantly, the mid-11th century saw the invasion of the Saljuq Turks and the mid-13th century witnessed a devastating Mongol assault. Crucial to the Middle Eastern forces involved was the professional cavalryman, known as a faris or 'horseman'. A faris' training was far more wide-ranging than that of a contemporary European knight, including the use of horse-archery and the ability to fight on foot as well as general horsemanship and the use of the lance and sword. David Nicolle's text presents a detailed view of these fascinating and versatile warriors.