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North Africa under Byzantium and Early Islam

Author: Susan T Stevens; Jonathan Conant
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, [2016] ©2016
Series: Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine symposia and colloquia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The profound economic and strategic significance of the province of “Africa” made the Maghreb highly contested in the Byzantine period—by the Roman (Byzantine) empire, Berber kingdoms, and eventually also Muslim Arabs—as each group sought to gain, control, and exploit the region to its own advantage. Scholars have typically taken the failure of the Byzantine endeavor in Africa as a foregone conclusion. North Africa  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan T Stevens; Jonathan Conant
ISBN: 9780884024088 0884024083
OCLC Number: 900332363
Notes: Papers originally presented at the seventieth Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Studies Symposium, "Rome Re-Imagined: Byzantine and Early Islamic North Africa, ca. 500-800" (27-29 April 2012).
Description: xii, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction: re-imagining Byzantine Africa / Susan T. Stevens and Jonathan P. Conant --
Procopius's Vandal war : thematic trajectories and hidden transcripts / Anthony Kaldellis --
Gelimer's slaughter : the case for late Vandal Africa / Andy Merrills --
The Saharan Berber diaspora and the southern frontiers of Byzantine North Africa / Elizabeth Fentress and Andrew Wilson --
The Islamic conquest and the defense of Byzantine Africa : reconsiderations on campaigns, conquests, and contexts / Walter E. Kaegi --
Carthage in transition : from late Byzantine city to medieval villages / Susan T. Stevens --
The transformation of ancient land- and cityscapes in early medieval North Africa / Philipp von Rummel --
The contribution of medieval Arabic sources to the historical geography of Byzantine Africa / Mohamed Benabbès --
From Vandal Africa to Arab Ifriqiya : tracing ceramic and economic trends through the fifth to the eleventh centuries / Paul Reynolds --
Regio dives in omnibus bonis ornata : the African economy from the Vandals to the Arab conquest in the light of coin evidence / Cécile Morrisson --
Sanctity and the networks of empire in Byzantine North Africa / Jonathan P. Conant --
Beyond spolia : architectural memory and adaptation in the churches of late antique North Africa / Ann Marie Yasin --
Public order, private power, and the politics of the secular : marriage, law, and Christian rhetoric in Vandal Africa / Kate Cooper --
Exegesis and dissent in Byzantine North Africa / Leslie Dossey --
Sounds from a silent land : the Latin poetry of Byzantine North Africa / Gregory Hays --
Byzantine and early Islamic Africa, ca. 500-800 : concluding remarks / Peter Brown.
Series Title: Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine symposia and colloquia.
Responsibility: Susan T. Stevens and Jonathan P. Conant, editors.

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"The profound economic and strategic significance of the province of “Africa” made the Maghreb highly contested in the Byzantine period—by the Roman (Byzantine) empire, Berber kingdoms, and eventually also Muslim Arabs—as each group sought to gain, control, and exploit the region to its own advantage. Scholars have typically taken the failure of the Byzantine endeavor in Africa as a foregone conclusion. North Africa under Byzantium and Early Islam reassesses this pessimistic vision both by examining those elements of Romano-African identity that provided continuity in a period of remarkable transition, and by seeking to understand the transformations in African society in the context of the larger post-Roman Mediterranean. Chapters in this book address topics including the legacy of Vandal rule in Africa, historiography and literature, art and architectural history, the archaeology of cities and their rural hinterlands, the economy, the family, theology, the cult of saints, Berbers, and the Islamic conquest, in an effort to consider the ways in which the imperial legacy was re-interpreted, re-imagined, and put to new uses in Byzantine and early Islamic Africa."--

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