Although this post is about early Arab Muslim warfare, their armour is very similar to Mycenaean armour. Richard

Delving into History ® _ Periklis Deligiannis

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The war council of the Muslims before the battle of Badr (624) in a Persian picture of 1314. The Arabs are correctly depicted as nomadic light cavalry, armed with spears, swords and almost no armor.

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islam expansionMain battles and raids during Islam’s expansion under Muhammad (copyright: Blue Marble maps LLC).
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By Periklis Deligiannis
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EARLY MUSLIM ARABS (Part I)

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The subjugation of powerful Mecca to the Muslim state impressed the northern Arab tribes, and thereby many of them embraced Islam. Those tribes who did not accept the new faith marched against Muhammad, who confronted them in the battle of Hunayn (630). Although a part of his army was defeated and dissolved, he and his veterans managed to repel their opponents, eventually reversing the situation in favor of the Muslim army and finally defeating the enemy. The Muslim state was extended to Yemen and the shores of the Persian…

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