Figure 1: This folio belongs to a section on archery in the Treatise on Armoury written for Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi (1169-1193), the celebrated founder of the Ayyubid dynasty whose control extended over Egypt and Syria from the second half of the twelfth century, by Murda ibn ‘Ali al-Tarsusi. The work discusses weapons and tactics. MS produced in Syria in the second half of the twelfth century. It is preserved at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, MS Huntington 264. See: Saladin's treatise on Armoury. (Source).
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