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Battles, Battles, Battles: Addendum The Second

Ok, the last four: Medina (627) – The failure of the Meccans to capture the city (a clash more popularly known as ‘The Battle of the Trench’) meant that Muhammad’s power within Medina was secured, leading to his further conquests. Islam’s rapid rise … Continue reading

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Battles, Battles, Battles

There is a lot of them isn’t there? I’m trying to do what Creasy did and narrow down what I think are the most decisive battles in history. As you can imagine, a lot of problems with that process. Am … Continue reading

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15 Decisive Battles – Really?

I’ve been reading Edward Creasy’s 15 Decisive Battles of the World. It’s one of the big texts, historiographically speaking, one of the pioneering works on battlestudy. It’s laced with subtle racism though, with the author siding towards European victories over other cultures. … Continue reading

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