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Theophilus of Edessa's Chronicle and the circulation of historical knowledge in late antiquity and early Islam

Author: Theophilus, of Edessa; Robert G Hoyland
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2011.
Series: Translated texts for historians, v. 57.
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"Theophilus of Edessa was a Greek astrologer and scholar in the court of the Muslim caliphs in the eighth century. Making use of his fluency in Greek, Syriac, and Arabic, he brought together historical sources from each language to comprise a single chronicle that charted world-changing events in the Near East from 590{8211}750 CE, among them the Arab conquests, the rise to power of a Muslim Arab dynasty, and the  Read more...
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Theophilus, of Edessa, 695-785.
Theophilus of Edessa's Chronicle and the circulation of historical knowledge in late antiquity and early Islam.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2011
(OCoLC)711050953
Named Person: Khosrow, King of Persia; Theophilus, of Edessa; Khosrow, King of Persia; Theophilus, of Edessa
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theophilus, of Edessa; Robert G Hoyland
ISBN: 1846316979 9781846316975
OCLC Number: 881602534
Language Note: Translated from four sources, one in Greek, one in Arabic, and two in Syriac.
Notes: "[Theophilus'] work is no longer extant, but it was cited extensively by a number of later historians and Robert Hoyland has collected and translated all these citations ..."--Page 4 of cover
The material translated by Hoyland is taken from four sources, one in Greek, one in Arabic, and two in Syriac--Cf. page 4 of cover.
Description: 1 online resource (368 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Translation of Theophilus of Edessa's Chronicle. Section 1, The Persian King Khusrau's war against the Romans --
Section 2, The Islamic period --
Section 3, The third Arab civil war and rise of the Abbasids --
Appendices.
Series Title: Translated texts for historians, v. 57.
Responsibility: translated with an introduction and notes by Robert G. Hoyland.

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A reconstruction of the lost chronicle of Theophilus of Edessa (d.785). Covering 590-760, it describes such world-changing events as the last great war of antiquity between Byzantium and Iran, the  Read more...

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