The Byzantine and Early Islamic Near East

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - History - 276 pages
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The essays in this volume deal with the history of the Middle East from c.550 to 1000 AD. There are three main themes: Syria in Late Antiquity and the changes and continuities with the early Islamic period; relations between Muslims and the Byzantine Emp
  

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Contents

Preface viiviii
1
a reinterpretation 141183
29
power and patronage in
54
The impact of Muslim rule on the pattern of rural
54
From Antiquity to Islam in the cities of alAndalus
54
The Melkite church from the Islamic conquest to
65
from Byzantium to Islam and back again 181198
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ByzantineArab diplomacy in the Near East from
170
Central government and provincial Elites in the early
181
Military pay and the economy of the early Islamic state 155169
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Caliphs and their chroniclers in the middle Abbasid
209
the origins and structure of
228
The decline and fall of the first Muslim empire 330
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Index
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