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Gunpowder and Firearms in the Mamluk Kingdom : A Challenge to Medieval Society (1956) - David Ayalon

Gunpowder and Firearms in the Mamluk Kingdom

A Challenge to Medieval Society (1956)

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Published: 1st February 1979
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This study of firearms analyzes the employment of such weaponry, dated more than 40 years after use in Europe, towards the close of the 1360s.

The early use of firearms in the Mamluk kingdom
terms used for firearms and gunpowder in contemporary sources - why firearms were called ""naft"", the ""mukhula"" and the ""midfa"", the cannon and the ""manjaniq""
the attitude of Mamluk military society toward the use of firearms - firearms in the last decades of Mamluk rule, the casting of cannon under al-Ghawri, the renewal of traditional military training and of ""furusiya"" exercises, the creation of a unit of arquebusiers, the black slaves as arquebusiers, the
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ISBN: 9780714630908
ISBN-10: 071463090X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st February 1979
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2