Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 30, 1995 - History - 313 pages
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This book presents an enquiry into a fundamental historical problem in early Byzantine history: why the Byzantine Empire failed to contain emergent Islam in the new religion's initial years, and in particular how and why the Byzantines first lost Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Armenia before partial recovery.
 

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Walter Kaegi has taken us back to the surprising collapse of the Eastern Roman Empire in the face of the iitial Islamic expansoin into Persia, and the Empire. There are questions raised, but a ... Read full review

Contents

The Byzantine Empire in an era of accelerating change
26
Difficulties in devising defenses for Syria
47
The first Muslim penetrations of Byzantine territory
66
Early tests in southern Palestine
88
the battle of JäbiyaYarmük rec
112
The brief struggle to save northern Syria and Byzantine
147
Byzantium Armenia Armenians and early Islamic con
181
Controversy and confidence in the seventhcentury crisis
205
Author and date of the antiJewish treatise
231
Bibliography
288
Index
306
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