The Royal Armouries’ collection of Asian arms and armour is among the finest in the world. With the aid of stunning photography, former Deputy Master Thom Richardson outlines a rich and vibrant diversity of military cultures from the Ottoman Empire to East Asia. The book provides fascinating information about medieval Islam, the Ottoman Turks, the Arabian Peninsula, Islamic kingdoms of North Africa, Iran and Iraq, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, India and Indonesia.
About the Author
Thom Richardson, FSA, is a curator emeritus at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. He is the former editor of the Journal of the Arms and Armour Society and Arms & Armour. He has authored numerous books and articles on armor and related subjects including, most recently, Islamic Arms and Armour.