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175 The Denial of St Peter, Syriac Gospel, thirteenth century. (Vat. Syr. 559, f.135, Biblioteca Apostolica, Vatican)


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176 Fāṭimid wooden panel showing warrior leading mount, eleventh twelfth century, (Louvre) Photograph by Musées nationaux.

177 Carved wooden panel of warrior-hunter, from Fāṭimid Palace. Eleventh/twelfth century. Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo)
178 Detail of stone alter screen, sixth/seventh century, from Tsebelda Church. (S.N. Dyanashiya State Museum of Georgia)


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179 Eleventh/twelfth-century Byzantine warrior saint, fresco in 'Serpent Church', Göreme, Turkey

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180 Detail of eleventh/twelth-century Byzantine 'Skylitzes' manuscript showing Byzantine and Saracen troops. (Biblioteca nacionale, Madrid. Skylitzes Manuscript - Cod 5-3. NZ)


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181 Inlaid silver bottle from early thirteenth-century Persia showing mounted warriors using lances and crossbows, also infantrymen (or dismounted cavalry) with swords. (Free Gallery of Art, Washington)





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182 Tenth-century carving of Goliath.
Armenian church of 'Gagik' on Aght'amar island.
Lake Van. Turkey.



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183 Detail of eleventh century Byzantine 'Skylitzes' manuscript showing Saljuq Turks pursuing foes. (Biblioteca Nacionale, Madrid. Skylitzes Manuscript - Cod 5-3, NZ)


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184 Saljuq 'mīnā 'ī ware' painted bowl from early thirteenth-century Persia, showing a castle being besieged. (Freer Gallery of Art. Washington)


185 Inlaid brass writing box showing allegorical figure (of Scorpio?), from Mosul c.1200-1250 AD (Franks Bequest, British Museum)


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186 Painted paper fragment from Fusṭāṭ, twelfth century, showing Fāṭimid troops emerging from fortress to engage European Crusaders. (Dept. of Oriental Antiquities, British Museum)
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189 Beatus manuscript, twelfth-century Spain. Army of Nebuchadnezzar etc. (Pierpoint Morgan Library)



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190 Saracen giant Faragut slain by Roland, twelth-century carved capital from the Palace of the Dukes of Granada, Estella, Spain.

191 Saracen warrior following Faragut, twelth-century carved capital from the Palace of the Dukes of Granada, Estella, Spain.



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192 'Horseman of the Apocalypse' Spain, twelfth/thirteenth century. (Pierpoint Morgan Library)



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193 Queen Melisande's Psalter, twelfth century, Palestine Syria, Crusader workmanship from the Frankish States - armour shows Western, Byzantine, and Islamic types. (British museum)



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194 Tenth-century fresco, Iran. (Museum of Islamic Art, Tehran)


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See also Illustrations referenced by The military technology of classical Islam by David Nicolle
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