Granada 1492: The twilight of Moorish Spain

Granada 1492: The twilight of Moorish Spain


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By 1481 Granada was the last Islamic enclave in Catholic Spain. Granada's last ruler, Muhammad XII 'Boadbil', faced the might of the Spanish royal army revitalised and lavishly equipped with modern artillery. Despite this mismatch of strength it took 11 years of hard campaigning before the Spanish troops could bring their guns to bear on the walls of Granada. After this the outcome could not be long delayed. Andalusia, the physical embodiment of the flowering Islamic culture in Spain, was snuffed out. The commanders, forces, plans and campaign itself are all examined closely in this superbly illustrated account of 'Los Reyes Catolicos' greatest victory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855327405
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/15/1998
Series: Campaign Series
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 766,968
Product dimensions: 7.21(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

David Nicolle was born in 1944, the son of the illustrator Pat Nicolle. He worked in the BBC Arabic service for a number of years, before going 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He later taught world and Islamic art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jordan. He has written many books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. David lives and works in Leicestershire, UK.

Table of Contents

The Origins of the Campaign/The Opposing Commanders/Opposing Forces/Opposing Plans/The Campaign/Aftermath and Reckoning/The Battlefields Today/Chronology/Wargaming the Fall of Granada/Further Reading

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