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  1. Re: [Anatolian Principalities] General Discussion & Suggestions

    Mid 15th century depictions of Ottomans

    Scenes with courtiers portrayed as 15th century Ottomans from Küllüyat-i Katibi
    Eyüp and Salman come before the Sultan in Küllüyat-i Katibi...
  2. Re: Knights in l'église Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets

    I have had a reply that this tapestry site:
    Medieval Knight Left - medieval knights - Wall tapestries - Mille Fleurs Tapestries
    gives the identity of the left knight as Thibaud de Montmorency, son...
  3. Knights in l'église Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets

    A fresco of Knights departing to the crusade, Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets Church, France and a larger image of the Fresque de l'église Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets (cropped at the bottom)....
  4. Re: The defeat of Montaperti, by Niccolo di Giovanni Ventura, 1443

    The banner carried by the Sienese is probably of Saint Martin cutting his cloak in half to give it to a beggar.
    ...
  5. Re: Elephant and Riders on a Bactrian silver disk

    Here is a coloured image of a gilded silver medallion with Greco-Bactrian warriors on a war elephant.

    Druzhina345
    Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
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    Re: Wallachia vs Romania

    Not in English. A foreign country can count itself lucky if the English name says anything about it's people, their language and their identity. African countries get stuck with the name of a river...
  7. George Gush's Renaissance Warfare - Airfix Magazine Articles

    I have made new scans of the illustrations to George Gush's Renaissance Warfare - Airfix Magazine Articles and replaced the old .gifs with .jpgs. The download .zip of all 23 parts is now somewhat...
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    Re: Wallachia vs Romania

    Wales is from an old Germanic word meaning foreign. The Welsh call it Cymru in their native language,which they don't call Welsh when speaking it, but do when speaking English because they want...
  9. The defeat of Montaperti, by Niccolo di Giovanni Ventura, 1443

    The Battle of Montaperti was fought on September 4, 1260, between Florence and Siena in Tuscany as part of the conflict between the Guelphs and Ghibellines.
    La sconfitta di Montaperti - The defeat...
  10. Re: Manorialism vs Communes in Medieval Northern Italy

    For books there is the bibliography in The Florentine Army, c.1260-1325, by Guy Halsall

    For Netherlands urban militia there are illlustrations of 14th century Flemish Militia from the Leugemeete...
  11. Re: Manorialism vs Communes in Medieval Northern Italy

    That manuscript illustration from Chroniques de France ou de St Denis, British Library MS Royal 20 C VII, c.1398 is from nearly 100 years after the battle of Courtrai, 1302.
    An earlier illustration...
  12. Re: Manorialism vs Communes in Medieval Northern Italy

    The "consortes" aren't really explained. They seem to be professionals, so Italians plus foreign mercenaries. Ian Heath's example, Guillaume de Durford, is a French mercenary.

    Druzhina345...
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    Re: Pugna Italica : Total War

    Painting of the Conquest of Naples by Charles of Durazzo c.1400

    The 1381 Conquest of Naples by Charles of Durazzo was painted in Florence in c.1400.
    ...
  14. Re: Manorialism vs Communes in Medieval Northern Italy

    This is old, but probably still useful:
    The Florentine Army, c.1260-1325, by Guy Halsall
    With illustrations based on Ian Heath's Catalan Footman, Pavesari, Crossbowman, Spearman, City Spearman,...
  15. Re: Illustrations of 16th century Ottoman soldiers from the Suleymanname, 1588

    Hi Pinarius,
    These are from I Turchi. Codex Vindobonensis 8626 of Bartolemeo von Pezzen, 1586 to 1591 See:
    Deli & Akinji
    Delis
    Entertainment including Piercing, (this image from the Turkish...
  16. 17th Century Illustrations of Hungarians

    Here is my collection of 17th Century Illustrations of Hungarians:
    Borsó Benedekt (Benedictus Borso) of Cernek, Hungary, 17th century.
    Hungarian Hussar, tournament regalia, 17th century
    Hungarian...
  17. The Throne of Archbishop Maximian of Ravenna, 6thC

    Illustrations of Romano-Byzantines and Arabs on the Throne of Archbishop Maximian of Ravenna. Made in either Constantinople or Alexandria, 545–553AD.
    The Throne of Maximian (or Maximianus) is a...
  18. Coptic-Arabic Gospel, Institut Catholique Ms. Copte-Arabe 1, 1249-50 AD

    This is an unusual Coptic manuscript as it is written in Arabic:
    Coptic-Arabic Gospel, Institut Catholique Ms. Copte-Arabe 1, 1249-50 AD The Magi before Herod, The Massacre of the Innocents & Christ...
  19. 10th Century Byzantine soldiers in scenes from the Book of Joshua

    10th Century Byzantine soldiers in scenes from the Book of Joshua from a Byzantine Casket, 10th Century, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    The Destruction of Ai, the captive king of Ai and...
  20. Illustrations of 16th century Ottoman soldiers from the Suleymanname, 1588

    I have updated my collection of Illustrations of Ottoman soldiers from the Suleymanname
    The Süleymanname is an illustrated book of Sultan Suleiman I's life and achievements. In 65 scenes the...
  21. Illustrations of early 14th century French soldiers

    John, Duke of Normandy (1332-1350) commissioned a revised edition of the Grandes Chroniques de France which was extended to the death of Louis IX (1270). It was produced in Paris and illustrated by...
  22. Illustrations of early 14th century French soldiers

    John, Duke of Normandy (1332-1350) commissioned a revised edition of the Grandes Chroniques de France which was extended to the death of Louis IX (1270). It was produced in Paris and illustrated by...
  23. Re: Soldiers in the Graduale of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, 1480-1488

    Actually I did get a +rep message.

    Druzhina345
    Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
  24. Re: Coloured images of the Byzantine 'Rome or David Casket'

    Not necessarily, only one author thinks it is from Italy.

    Druzhina345
    Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
  25. Coloured images of the Byzantine 'Rome or David Casket'

    I have mentioned the Rome or David Casket, Byzantine, 898 or 900AD before. I now have some large coloured images of this.

    Murder of the priests and the women and children of Nob (soldiers equipped...
  26. Re: Mid 15th century depictions of Ottomans

    Yes.

    Who is implying they "look so white"?



    They are influenced by Persian miniatures and by Persian artists traveling to other courts.

    Druzhina
    Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
  27. Mid 15th century depictions of Ottomans

    Scenes with courtiers portrayed as 15th century Ottomans from Küllüyat-i Katibi
    Eyüp and Salman come before the Sultan in Küllüyat-i Katibi...
  28. Contemporary illustrations of 7th-8th century Romano-Byzantines

    Contemporary illustrations of 7th-8th century Romano-Byzantines
    The Syriac Bible of Paris, BnF MS. Syriaque 341, Syria or Turkey, 7th Century
    Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh in the Syriac Bible of...
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    La Gran conquista de Ultramar

    La Gran conquista de Ultramar (The Great Conquest of Outremer) is a medieval Castilian account containing a very novelistic chronicle of the conquest of Jerusalem during the First Crusade. Spain,...
  30. The Freer Canteen, early 13th century AD, Ayyubid Jazirah

    An interesting and rare illustration of mounted crossbowmen in the middle-east.
    The Freer Canteen, an Islamic inlaid metal flask with Christian motifs, early 13th century AD, Ayyubid Jazirah.
    The...
  31. [Resource] Illustrations of the Dutch in India 17-18th centuries

    Illustrations of the Dutch in India 17-18th centuries
    The Darbar of Cornelis van den Bogaerde, in charge of the Dutch (VOC) trading post in Hyderabad, c. 1687
    The procession of Cornelis van den...
  32. Early 16th century Persian arquebusiers

    There is a 16th century Persian arquebusier in Farud and Tukhvara view the Iranians from a mountain top from the Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp I of Persia (or Houghton Shah-nameh), c. 1522-1540...
  33. 11th century Catalonian Soldiers in the Roda Bible

    11th century Catalonian Soldiers in Biblia Sancti Petri Rodensis - the Roda Bible, Spain, c.1050-1100
    The Roda Bible is a 4 volume 11th (or possibly 10th) century illustrated bible with some...
  34. Re: 11th century Catalonian Soldiers in the Roda Bible

    Note the armoured squares on the chest like the Bayeau Tapestry (that could be ventails) and
    Couched lance in a detail of the cavalrymen in 'Battle of Bethzacharia'
    Foot forward riding style in a...
  35. Andalusian Heavy Cavalrymen, 11th-12th Centuries

    Ian Heath based his Andalusian Heavy Cavalrymen, 11th-12th Centuries on:
    Goliath in Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana, Silos ms. 1090-1109AD and
    a capital at Estella in Navarre with...
  36. Abbasid Soldier? on a bowl, 9th Century, Iraq.

    Could this be an Abbasid Soldier? on a bowl, 9th Century, Iraq. Qatar Museum of Islamic Art

    Anyone know anything about this bowl?

    MIRROR SITE
    Abbasid Soldier? on a bowl, 9th Century, Iraq....
  37. Re: 9th-10th century warriors depicted on ceramics from Nishapur in eastern Persia

    Hi Geoffrey,
    I suppose that would make Picasso a talentless hack? ;) Art isn't all about photographic realism, even if TWC artists would like their sources to be so.

    Modern artists of historical...
  38. Illustrations of 14th Century Castillians

    A ceiling painting from a lateral room in the Alhambra - The White Knight
    A ceiling painting from a lateral room in the Alhambra - The Red Knight
    A ceiling painting from a lateral room in the...
  39. Re: Ottomans, Mamluks and Persians in Selīm-nāma, by Şūkrī-i Bitlisī, c.1521-24

    I have found a small coloured image and a detail of Ottomans besieging revolting Mamluks in Damascus Selīm-nāma, MS. Hazine 15978 c.1521-24 (and replaced it above)....
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    Articles on the Mahdist Wars

    Information on the Mahdist Wars

    Organizations And Uniforms Of The Mahdist Armies, 1883-1898 By Doug Johnson Illustrations By Greg Rose
    The Egyptian Army 1880-1900 By Doug Johnson
    Other Savage...
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