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Welcome to the Early Muslim military history task force, which covers the military history of the early Muslim states up to c. 1600 AD. If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the main military history talk page, or you can directly approach one of the task force participants below.

The coordinators of the Military history WikiProject can be contacted here.


This task force covers the early military history of Islam and the various Muslim states, up to c. 1000 A.H. (c. 1600 AD). The primary focus is the Muslim conquests, the various Caliphates, and the early Islamic civil wars.

Later military conflicts are covered by the Ottoman military history task force and the Middle Eastern military history task force.

Any article related to this task force should be marked by adding Early Muslim-task-force=yes or Early Muslim=y to the {{WPMILHIST}} project banner at the top of its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax). This will automatically place it into Category:Early Muslim military history task force articles.


If you approach anyone from this list for advice or help, please check their contributions first to check if they've edited recently. This list may contain people who have not edited Wikipedia in a long time.

  1. Al Ameer son (talk · contribs) (Rashidun battles/conquests/actities in the Levant)
  2. Bless sins (talk · contribs)
  3. Burningview (talk · contribs) (Interested in Berber Revolt articles and their improvement)
  4. Cplakidas (talk · contribs) (Early Muslim world (7th–12th centuries) with focus on the caliphates; Arab and Turkish wars with Byzantium)
  5. Iazyges (talk · contribs) (Mostly Roman and Byzantine)
  6. Kansas Bear (talk · contribs)
  7. MPS1992 (talk · contribs)
  8. Nostalgia of Iran (talk · contribs) (Byzantine-Arab Wars)
  9. Sa.vakilian (talk · contribs)

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  • If you know of any useful resources, please feel free to add them here.

General resourcesEdit

  • The Encyclopaedia of Islam, New Edition (12 vols.). Leiden: E. J. Brill. 1960–2005.
  • Yarshater, Ehsan, ed. (1985–2007). The History of al-Ṭabarī (40 vols). SUNY Series in Near Eastern Studies. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press. ISBN 978-0-7914-7249-1.
  • El-Hibri, Tayeb (2011). "The empire in Iraq, 763–861". In Robinson, Chase F. (ed.). The New Cambridge History of Islam, Vol. 1: The Formation of the Islamic World, Sixth to Eleventh Centuries. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 269–304. ISBN 978-0-521-83823-8.
  • Kennedy, Hugh N. (2001). The Armies of the Caliphs: Military and Society in the Early Islamic State. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-25093-5.
  • Kennedy, Hugh N. (2004). The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates: The Islamic Near East from the 6th to the 11th Century (Second ed.). Harlow, UK: Pearson Education Ltd. ISBN 0-582-40525-4.
  • Kennedy, Hugh N. (2007). The Great Arab Conquests: How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In. Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0-306-81740-3.


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