Firearms of the Islamic World

    Firearms of the Islamic World

    In the Tareq Rajab Museum, Kuwait

    Robert Elgood

    IB Tauris 1995

    Hardback 240pp Illustrated 248x255mm

    9781850439639   Product Code: 66844

    The history of firearms in the Islamic world has been neglected in comparison with its European and North American counterparts, yet the first reported use of gunpowder in Europe dates from an Arab siege in Spain in 1324. Elgood draws on travellers' accounts and the Arab world's pre-eminent collection in the Tareq Rajab Museum to present a pictorial history of the diffusion and development of firearms from India through Iraq, Arabia, the Ottoman Empire and North Africa to Moorish Spain.

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