prepared by Ünsal Yücel, translated by Tahsin Ömer Tahaoğlu,
published by IRCICA and the Ministry of Information of Kuwait,
Kuwait, 1988 (illustrated, in Arabic)
English edition Istanbul, 2000 (illustrated)
Catalogue describing 114 swords kept in the Topkapi Palace Museum and the Military Museum in Istanbul. These swords were used between the first and tenth centuries Hijra (7th-16th centuries A.D.). Part l" is related to the blessed swords of the Prophet, the four khalifas and companions of the Prophet. Part II examines the characteristics of Islamic swords and the development of their form: the analysis here is based on 92 swords used in different periods. Part III is devoted to Muslim swordsmiths. The book contains 186 photographs and an index of the swords.
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