Templar Knight vs Mamluk Warrior 1218-50

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COMBAT 16

  • Author: David Campbell
  • Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
  • Publication Date: 20 Nov 2015
  • Number of Pages: 80

Step into the violent world of the 13th century, where the European states of the Levant battled with Muslim powers for control of Jerusalem. At the cutting edge of the conflict were the elite fighting men of the Crusader and Egyptian armies - the Knights Templar and Mamluk warriors, respectively. The Knights Templar were the most famous and formidable of all the Western Christian military orders, whilst the Mamluks were a slave caste whose fighting prowess had elevated them to the point of holding real political clout, threatening their Ayyubid masters who relied on them so desperately for military success. This book draws on the latest research to tell the story of three key engagements from the Fifth Crusade to the Seventh Crusade. It reveals the extraordinary ferocity with which these holy wars were fought, and how the combats between Knights Templar and Mamluk warriors came to shape the political future of the region.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

David Campbell has worked as a freelance new media producer and content specialist for many years, including roles at IBM, the BBC, various internet consultancies and the civil service. He has a broad range of interests in literature and history, including the Middle Ages, the Napoleonic era, naval warfare, and the genesis of the military revolution. He is the author of CBT 007 German Infantryman vs Soviet Rifleman.

CONTENTS:

  • Introduction 
  • The opposing sides 
  • Combat 1 
  • Combat 2 
  • Combat 3 
  • Analysis 
  • Aftermath 
  • Bibliography 
  • Index

Used with permission, copyright 2016 The Osprey Group.  Copyright 2016 Brey Corp. t/a Hobby Works.

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