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Byzantium and the Arabs in the fifth century

Author: Irfan Shahîd
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, ©1989.
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Genre/Form: History
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Shahîd, Irfan, 1926-
Byzantium and the Arabs in the fifth century.
Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, ©1989
(OCoLC)631859790
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irfan Shahîd
ISBN: 0884021521 9780884021520
OCLC Number: 18191346
Description: xxvii, 592 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Irfan Shahîd.

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Frontispiece ii Abbreviations xiii Preface xv Acknowledgments xix INTRODUCTION I The Sources xxi II The Fifth Century: A Synoptic View xxv PART ONE: THE GREEK AND THE LATIN SOURCES POLITICAL AND MILITARY HISTORY I The Reign of Arcadius I Sozomen 3 II Synesius 9 “Appendices” I Anonymous Saracens in the Sources 16 II Synesius: Πεì Вασιλείας 19 II The Reign of Theodosius II I The Arabian Front 22 II The Persian Front 25 III The Invasion of 447 39 IV The Phylarchs of the Parembole: Aspebetos-Terebon 40 V “Novella”XXIV 49 “Appendices” I Areobindus: “Comes Foederatorum” 50 II Iyād 53 III The Reign of Marcian I Priscus 55 II Nicephorus Callistus 56 III The Two Operations 57 IV The Reign of Leo I The Persian Background of Amorkesos 61 II The Military Operations 66 III Negotiations with Leo 71 IV Amorkesos in Constantinople 77 V The Phylarchate of Amorkesos 82 VI The Vandal War 91 VII Leo’s Arab Policy 96 VIII Historiographical Observations 100 “Appendices” I The Patriciate of Amorkesos 106 II Inter-Phylarchal Relations 111 III Malchus: Fragment I 112 V The Reign of Zeno I The Offensive of 474 114 II The Operation of 485 115 VI The Reign of Anastasius I The First Operation 121 II The Second Operation 125 III The Third Operation 127 IV General Observations 129 “Appendices” I The Edict of Anastasius 131 II “Laudes Imperatoris Anastasii”: Priscian and Procopius of Gaza 133 VII Three Greek Documents on Palaestina Tertia I “Sancti Nili Narrationes” 134 II The Edict of Beersheba 139 III The Nessana Papyri 143 ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY VIII Theodoret of Cyrrhus I “Historia Religiosa” 148 II “Graecarum Affectionum Curatio” 156 “Appendices” I The Greek “Vita” of Simeon Stylites 159 II The Syriac “Vita” of Simeon Stylites 161 III The Arab “Foederati” and Ecclesiastical Law 164 IX Sozomen I “Historia Ecclesiastica” 167 “Appendices” I Some Arab Bishops and Monks 178 II Ishmaelism: A Cautionary Note 179 X Cyril of Scythopolis I The Parembole 181 II The Arab Monks of Palestine 191 III The Languages of the Liturgy in Palestine 196 IV Saint and Saracen in the Desert of Juda 199 V The Parembole and Saracen Invasions 202 “Appendices” I Greek Hagiography and the Arab Oral Tradition 207 II The Image of the Arabs in the “Vitae” of Cyril of Scythopolis 208 III Two Bishops of Jerusalem in the Third Century 209 IV Elias, the Patriarch of Jerusalem 210 V Arab Structures in Palaestina Prima 211 VI On the Term “Parembole” 212 XI The Arab Episcopate in Oriens: The Conciliar Lists I The Arab Federate Bishops 214 II The Arab Rhomaic Bishops 224 III The Arabs and Orthodoxy 227 “Appendices” I Eustathius and the Salīhids 229 II Two Greek Inscriptions 230 PART TWO: THE ARABIC SOURCES XII Oriens I Hishām al-Kalbī 233 II The Identity of the Fifth-Century “Foederati”: The Salīhids 242 III The Kings of Salīh 252 IV The Arab Federate Tribal Groups in Oriens 271 V The Fall of the Zokomids 282 VI Arab Monasteries 289 VII Salīh “post” Salīh 301 VIII Two Arabic Manuscripts 306 “Appendices” I Further Observations on the Salīhids in Trans-Jordan 321 II Umm al-Jimāl 324 III The “Jamharat” 325 IV On the Etymology of Arabissos 327 V On the Name “Hunn” 329 VI On the Appellation “Ibn Qārib” 330 XIII Western Arabia I Ishmaelism 332 II Byzantium and Mecca 350 III Byzantium and Najrān 360 IV Byzantium and Himyar 376 “Appendices” I “La geste d’Ismaël” 382 II Ma‘add and Nizār 383 III Jurhum and Other Tribes in Mecca 385 IV Traces of Christianity in Mecca 390 V Two Pre-Islamic Verses 393 VI The Two Verses in “La geste d’Ismaël” 397 VII The Tribal Affiliation of Banū al-Hārith ibn Ka‘b 400 VIII John Diacrinomenus and the Himyarites 401 XIV Cultural History I Monasticism and the Arabs 405 II The Rise of the Arabic Script 409 III The Problem of an Arabic Bible and Liturgy in Pre-Islamic Times 422 IV Arabic Literature in Oriens and Hijāz in the Fifth Century 430 “Appendices” I Recent Research on the Problem of a Pre-Islamic Arabic Bible 449 II Two Pre-Islamic Arabic Covenants 450 III Iyād and ‘Udra in Europe 452 IV Christianity and Pre-Islamic Arabic Literature: Further Reflections 456 V Al-Māzinī 457 PART THREE: FRONTIER AND FEDERATE STUDIES I “Notitia Dignitatum” 459 II Further Observations on the “Notitia Dignitatum” 469 III Federate Toponymy and Tribal Structure 472 IV Archeology and the “Foederati” 474 V The Two Federate Shields 477 VI Miscellaneous Observations 480 PART FOUR: SYNTHESIS AND EXPOSITION I Federate-Imperial Relations 487 II The “Foederati: Foedus, Phylarchia, and Basileia” 497 III The Frontier: “Limes Orientalis” 502 IV The “Foederati” in the Arabic Sources 507 V Federate Cultural Life 512 VI The Arab Church 520 VII Byzantinism and Arabism: Interaction 528 VIII Arabs in the Service of Byzantium 530 IX The Image 532 Epilogue 537 Addenda et Corrigenda 540 Stemmata: Rulers of the Near East in the Fifth Century 549 Bibliography 556 Maps 573 Index 583 Finispiece

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