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Throne of Adulis : Red Sea wars on the eve of Islam

Author: G W Bowersock
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Emblems of antiquity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Just prior to the rise of Islam in the sixth century AD, southern Arabia was embroiled in a violent conflict between Christian Ethiopians and Jewish Arabs. Though little known today, this was an international war that involved both the Byzantine Empire, which had established Christian churches in Ethiopia, and the Sasanian Empire in Persia, which supported the Jews in what became a proxy war against its longtime  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G W Bowersock
ISBN: 9780199739325 0199739323
OCLC Number: 796354992
Description: xix, 181 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Throne --
A Christian traveller in the Red Sea --
Ptolemy's elephants --
The Kingdom of Axum --
Christianity comes to Axum --
Judaism comes to Ḩimyar --
The Ethiopian invasion of 525 --
Entry of the great powers --
Reckoning.
Series Title: Emblems of antiquity.
Responsibility: G.W. Bowersock.
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Leading historian G.W. Bowersock provides a narrative account of a fascinating but overlooked chapter in pre-Islamic Arabian history - the holy war between Christian Ethiopians and Jewish Arabs in  Read more...

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Closely argued on scarce evidence, [The Throne of Adulis] draws attention to the enduring geopolitical significance of this poorly understood region. Recommended. * CHOICE *

 
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