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Iain Norman





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PostPosted: Wed 25 Sep, 2013 10:27 am    Post subject: Almoravid swords         Reply with quote

Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone can point me in the direct of literature pertaining to excavated Almoravid or other 11th-15th century Berber swords. Artwork would be interesting as well.

I've been unable to find anything to date, besides the distinctive and rather decorative 'jineta' form of course.

While there's a decent bit of info out there on Byzantine and Arab swords of the period, there seems to be very little from the Berber side.

All the best,
Iain
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Mon 07 Oct, 2013 12:59 am    Post subject: Re: Almoravid swords         Reply with quote

Literature concerning Almoravid swords?
Hmmm......That's quite difficult to find these days even on the Web, Iain.
I also couldn't find one, though.

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Mart Shearer




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PostPosted: Mon 07 Oct, 2013 7:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There's this example from the Nasrid Dynasty:
http://books.google.com/books?id=lLAryx8bC8UC...mp;f=false

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Iain Norman





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PostPosted: Sun 20 Oct, 2013 6:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys and my apologies for not replying sooner. Sadly there does seem to be little info out there. Particularly online. I'm familiar with a few bits and pieces but most seem to be later period Nasrid.

Cheers,
Iain
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