In the Tareq Rajab Museum, Kuwait
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.