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The two falls of Rome in late antiquity : the Arabian conquests in comparative perspective

Author: James Moreton Wakeley
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Pivot, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a radical perspective on what are conventionally called the Islamic Conquests of the seventh century. Placing these earthshattering events firmly in the context of Late Antiquity, it argues that many of the men remembered as the fanatical agents of Muḥammad probably did not know who the prophet was and had, in fact, previously fought for Rome or Persia. The book applies to the study of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Moreton Wakeley
ISBN: 9783319697963 331969796X
OCLC Number: 1015334650
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Chapter 1 – A Sibling Rivalry --
Chapter Two – The Two Falls of Rome in Late Antiquity --
Chapter Three – The problem of the Islamic Sources --
Chapter Four – History for Purposes other than History --
Chapter Five – Making ‘Muslims’ on the March --
Chapter Six – From Clients to Conquerors --
Chapter Seven – Conclusion. .
Responsibility: James Moreton Wakeley.

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The book applies to the study of the collapse of the Roman Near East techniques taken from the historiography of the fall of the Roman West. It presents a fresh approach to the century that  Read more...

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