Slave soldiers and Islam : the genesis of a military system / Daniel Pipes.

Author
Published
  • New Haven ; London : Yale University Press [1981]
Physical description
xxx, 246 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
  • 0300024479
  • 9780300024470
Notes
  • "Based on a doctoral dissertation submitted in May 1978 to Harvard University"--Page xi.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-231) and index.
Contents
  • Pt. I. The Islamicate Context -- Chapter 1. What is a military slave? -- Differences from other slaves -- Is he a true slave? -- Chapter 2. Slaves in war: The historical record -- Ordinary slaves -- Military slaves -- Chapter 3. An explanation of military slavery -- A connection to Islam? -- Why Muslim subjects relinquished power -- Marginal area soldiers -- The benefits of military slavery -- Nonmilitary factors -- Conclusion -- Pt. II. Origins -- Chapter 4. The unfree in Muslim warfare, 2-205/624-820 -- Before 64/684 -- The Marwanids, 64-132/684-750 -- The first Abbasids, 129-205/747-820 Chapter 5. The first military slave system -- Systematic acquisition -- Organized training -- Professional employment -- Information on the first military slave system -- Chaper 6. How military slavery first occurred -- Pre-Islamic antecedents -- The need for marginal area soldiers -- How fighting Mawlas foreshadowed military slaves -- Conclusion -- Appendixes. 1. Slave terminology; 2. Military slavery as described in the Muslim sources; 3. The early caliphs; 4. Major military dates; 5. Sources on the first military slave system.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Sklavensoldaten.
  • text
Language
  • English

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