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Title:Black Soldiers in Early Muslim Armies
Author:Pipes, Daniel
Year:1980
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Volume:13
Issue:1
Pages:87-94
Language:English
Geographic term:Arab countries
Subjects:Africans
military history
Military, Defense and Arms
History and Exploration
Religion and Witchcraft
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/218374
Abstract:The study of Africans in Muslim armies in the two centuries A.D. 624- 825 divides naturally into four eras: pre-Islamic antecedents, Mohammed's lifetime and the Ridda Wars (until A.H. 13/634 A.D.), the Arabian period (A.H. 13-132/634-750 A.D.), and the first Abbasid era (A.H. 132-227/750-842 A.D.). It is in this order that the author presents his references to soldiers from sub-Saharan Africa fighting with the Muslims culled from Arabic sources. Notes.
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