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El Cid and the Reconquista 1050-1492 (Men-at-Arms #200)

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The very name El Cid sums up much of the special character of medieval Spanish warfare. It comes from the Arabic al sayyid, master or chieftain, and seems to have been given to Rodrigo de Vivar by his Muslim foes. But was it given in recognition of El Cid's victories against Islam in the 'Reconquista' – or because this Castilian nobleman was as content to serve beside the ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published July 28th 1988 by Osprey Publishing
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Spanning four and a half centuries, this short volume suffers from bad organisation. By splitting up the discussion of the armies over different periods, any sense of continuity of change is lost. There is quite a lot of emphasis on equipment at the expense of other subjects, which feel rather general.

Like its Osprey companions The Moors and Granada this is a well researched book, which draw itsstrength from David Nicolle´s good knowledge of Arabic sources and the beautiful paintings of Angus Mc
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