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Byzantium and the early Islamic conquests

Byzantium and the early Islamic conquests

Author: Walter Emil Kaegi
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
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"This is a study of how and why the Byzantine Empire lost many of its most valuable provinces to Islamic (Arab) conquerors in the seventh century, provinces which included Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Armenia. It investigates conditions on the eve of those conquests, mistakes in Byzantine policy toward the Arabs, the course of the military campaigns, and the problem of local official and civilian collaboration  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Emil Kaegi
ISBN: 0521411726 9780521411721 0521484553 9780521484558
OCLC Number: 23971577
Description: xiii, 313 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem of Byzantium and the early Islamic conquests --
The Byzantine Empire in an era of accelerating change --
Difficulties in devising defences for Syria --
The first Muslim penetrations of Byzantine territory --
Early tests in southern Palestine --
Problems of cohesion: the battle of Jabiya-Yarmuk reconsidered --
The brief struggle to save northern Syria and Byzantine Mesopotamia --
Byzantium, Armenia, Armenians, and early Islamic conquests --
Controversy and confidence in the seventh-century crisis --
Elements of failure and endurance.
Responsibility: Walter E. Kaegi.
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In describing life and conditions in the seventh-century Byzantine east, Professor Kaegi examines how the empire came to lose so much of its territory to Islamic conquerors. He also seeks to explain  Read more...


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'An important contribution to the debate on the Arab Islamic conquests of the eastern Roman provinces in the seventh century.' John Haldon, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society "It is good to see Read more...

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