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The Two Falls of Rome in Late Antiquity

The Arabian Conquests in Comparative Perspective
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ISBN-13:
9783319697956
Einband:
Book
Erscheinungsdatum:
22.01.2018
Seiten:
109
Autor:
James Moreton Wakeley
Gewicht:
290 g
Format:
220x154x17 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Explores the story of the end of Rome through both western and eastern lenses
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.
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 Muhammad 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 collapse of the Roman Near East techniques taken from the historiography of the fall of the Roman West. Through a comparative analysis of medieval Arabic and European sources combined with insights from frontier studies, it argues that the two falls of Rome involved processes far more similar than traditionally thought. It presents a fresh approach to the century that witnessed the end of the ancient world, appealing to students of Roman and medieval history, Islamic Studies, and advanced scholars alike.