By David Nicolle

Osprey's crusade identify for one of many battles during which Muslims tried to overhaul Syria. In 636 advert, after protracted skirmishing and minor engagements the Arab and Byzantine armies confronted one another at the banks of the Yarmuk river. The Byzantines have been at first profitable, riding again the Arab correct wing. eventually, even though, the Arab counter-attacks broke the Byzantine traces and the next pursuit grew to become a rout. the bleak destiny of the fleeing Byzantine infantrymen was once remembered for numerous generations until eventually it used to be recorded in early Islamic histories. David Nicolle not just seems on the conflict itself but in addition the complete decisive Arab crusade - from the Muslim invasion of 633/4 to the autumn of Byzantine Syria.

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