The Royal Armouries' collection of Islamic arms and armour is one of the finest in the world. This introductory book showcases the arms and armour of the medieval and early modern periods, where a rich and vibrant diversity of military cultures existed in the Ottoman Empire, Arabia, North Africa, Persia, Afghanistan, India and Indonesia.This book is part of a series of introductions to aspects of the Royal Armouries' collection of arms and armour. Written by specialists in the field, they are packed full of fascinating information and stunning photography.
Thom Richardson FSA is former Deputy Master, now Curator Emeritus, at the Royal Armouries. He holds a PhD from the University of York and is the former editor of both the Journal of the Arms and Armour Society and Arms & Armour. He has authored numerous books and articles on armor and related subjects.