Islamic war tactics in 7th-10th century

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    I have been trying to do some research on Islam's war tactics from about 7th century to about 10th century. This is just for my own info. I am looking primarily for how they pacified the occupied citizens and how they dealt with any insurgencies.

    The sources I find seem to indicate that most conquered people liked them as they were better than the current rulers. I find mostly opinion sites that show that Islam really did kill anyone who resisted them.

    Any help would be great. Also, if anyone wants to talk about their methods versus our methods that would be fine too.
     
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    I know that there was eventually a huge massacre of Muslims in Spain throughout history. One thing I learned about tactics was that they were reluctant to use long range weapons, like Cannons, as they thought those weapons were more cowardly than close range combat. That and a lack of order within the religion are supposedly major reasons for downfall. If I am not mistaken, back in the 7th to 10th century Islam was much more dominant than "Western Society."
     
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    Try searching the periods per region, like Egypt for example. The different dynasties, rulers and religious figures will give you some good insight as to how they maintained control.
     
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    SOP was "death to those that oppose us"
     
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    What's "SOP"?
     
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    standard operating procedure
     
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    DOH!
     
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    somethiing interesting I learned about they way they treated prisoners of war:

    women/children were slaves (woman often concubines: READ rape!)

    men: were let go only IF accept muslim or traded for muslim prisoner.

    No wonder they fear and claim we are doing to this to them on a wide scale basis, because they would have done it and it would be OK.

    I am trying to find how they dealt with an insurgency. So far I have been out of luck. My internet prowess at finding things online is not as good as Kathianne's. :baby:
     
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    Revolts were squashed, participants were either incorperated as slaves or killed. The biggest threats to their rulers tended to come from within. Like I said, search the history by region.
     
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    all what you said is right but i wanna add something
    about taking children and women as a slave,,
    i wont deny this,, but it was something like mmmm
    tradition if you can say ,, it was done by every one the king of Europe and Asia,,
    this a tradition in these ages

    and about the war prisoners,, they deal perfect with them according to the UN laws,, although there werent such organizations in this period , but they worked with the qur'an ,,
    no gawatemalla no abou ghareib prisons or jews prisons
     

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