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Ottoman kolçak (greaves) and dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), 16th century,  as worn by fully armored cavalryman (sipahi).

Ottoman kolçak (greaves) dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), century, as worn by fully armored cavalryman (sipahi).

Mamluk Warriors  by cool-art, via Flickr

illustration of angus mcbride showing muslim arab warriors of the Mamluk Sultanate during the mongol invasions in the Battle of Marj al-Saffar, an disastrous defeat for the Mongols, that put an end to Ghazan Khan's invasions of Syria.

15th century Persian warriors archer

Persian archer in full armor century. Costume design: historical and folk costumes.

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Historical Warrior Illustration Series Part XIV

Guerrero andalusi (Andalusian guerrilla, the Spanish Reconquista

Guerrero andalusi (Andalusian guerrilla, the Spanish Reconquista

Historical Warrior Illustration Series Part V

Historical Warrior Illustration Series Part V

illustration of christa hook showing an arab muslim cavalryman of the Ayyubid dynasty during the Ayyubid-Crusader War or The Third Crusade

Saracen was a generic term for Muslims widely used in Europe during the later medieval era. The term's meaning evolved during its history.  By the 12th century, "Saracen" had become synonymous with "Muslim" in Medieval Latin literature. This expansion of the meaning had begun centuries earlier among the Byzantine Greeks, as evidenced in Byzantine Greek documents from the 8th century.

Saracen was a generic term for any Muslim invader during the Middle Ages

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