Weapons have always been vitally important in the Islamic world, integral to the defence of the owner's life, his family and his community. This superbly illustrated book is the most comprehensive survey ever published of the weapons and accessories used in Islamic countries from the 17th until the 19th centuries, from Morocco to Indonesia. All the weapons, accessories and artwork presented are part of the author's collection and represent over thirty-five years of interest and collecting in this remarkable field.
Anthony C. Tirri holds one of the largest collections of Islamic weapons in the world today.
Introduction; Preface; Area Map; Chapter I - Map of Maghrib; Weapons in Maghrib; Chapter II - Map of Egypt / Sudan; Weapons in Egypt/Sudan; Chapter III - Map of Arabian Peninsula; Weapons in the Arabian Peninsula; Chapter IV - Map of Ottoman Anatolia; Weapons in Anatolia; Chapter V - Map of the Balkans & Greece; Weapons in the Balkans & Greece; Chapter VI - Map of Caucasus; Weapons in the Caucasus; Chapter VII - Map of Persia; Persian Weapons; Chapter VIII - Map of Sind/Afghanistan/Baluchistan; Weapons in Sind, Afghanistan & Baluchistan; Chapter IX - Map of India/Ceylon; Weapons in India/Ceylon; Chapter X - Map of Nepal/Bhutan/Tibet/Burma/Siam; Weapons in these areas; Chapter XI - Map of Indonesia/Malaya/Philippines; Weapons in these areas; Chapter XII - Damascus Steel; Annex A. Islamic Calendar / Date Conversion B. Reproductions / Composites / Bazaar Pieces
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