David Nicolle

David Nicolle
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Born 4 April 1944
Occupation Historian
Nationality British
Subjects Military history:
Middle East
Medieval warfare

David C. Nicolle (born 4 April 1944) is a British historian specialising in the military history of the Middle Ages, with a particular in the Middle East.

Nicolle has worked for the BBC Arabic Service, and also lectured in World and Islamic art and architecture at Yarmouk University, Jordan. He currently lives in the United Kingdom.

Nicolle was on the editorial board of the Medieval History Magazine.

David Nicolle worked for the BBC Arabic Service before getting his MA at the School of African Oriental Studies. He gained a PHD in Edinburgh University. His interest in the medieval world was shown in the number of books and articles he has written to teach World and Islamic art and architectural history at Yarmouk University in Jordan.

He married an American, Colette Giroux in 1976; they have a son Frederick Joseph ("Fred", born 1982) and a daughter Antoinette Laura ("Nette", born 1985). He now lives and works in Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire.[1]


Selected works

  • (1990) Attila and the nomad hordes: warfare on the Eurasian steppes 4th-12th centuries, Osprey Publishing, ISBN 0850459966
  • (1991) French Medieval Armies 1000-1300. London: Osprey Publishing, ISBN 1-85532-127-0
  • (1992) Arthur and the Anglo-Saxon Wars: Anglo-Celtic Warfare, A.D.410-1066, Osprey Publishing, ISBN 0850455480
  • (1993) Armies of the Muslim Conquest Osprey Publishing, ISBN 185532279X
  • (1995) Medieval Warfare Source Book: Warfare in Western Christendom, Brockhampton Press, ISBN 1860198899
  • (1996) Medieval Warfare Source Book: Christian Europe and its Neighbours, Brockhampton Press, ISBN 1860198619
  • (1997) The History of Medieval Life, Hamlyn
  • (1998) Crusader Warfare: Muslims, Mongols and the Struggle Against the Crusades, Osprey Publishing, ISBN 1855326973
  • (1999) Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era, 1050-1350: Western Europe and the Crusader States, Greenhill Books, ISBN 1853673471
  • (2000) Crecy, 1346: Triumph of the Black Prince, Osprey Publishing, ISBN 1855329662
  • (2000) French Armies of the Hundred Years War. London: Osprey Publishing, ISBN 1-85532-710-4
  • (2001) Knight Hopspitaller, volumes I and II; Osprey Publishing, Botley, Oxfordshire
  • (2002) Warriors and Their Weapons Around the Time of the Crusades: Relationships Between Byzantium, the West and the Islamic World, Ashgate, ISBN 0860788989
  • (2004) Poitiers 1356: The Capture of a King, Osprey Publishing, ISBN 1841765163
  • (2005) Crecy 1346: Triumph of the Longbow, Greenwood Press, ISBN 0275988430
  • (2007) Crusader Castles in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean 1191-1571, Osprey Publishing, ISBN 1-841769762.
  • (2007) Fighting for the Faith: Crusade and Jihad 1000-1500 AD, Pen & Sword Military, ISBN 1844156141


As editor


  1. ^ back cover of "History of Medieval Life" by David Nicolle

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