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Between Empires: Arabs, Romans, and Sasanians in Late Antiquity

Greg Fisher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599271
eISBN:
9780191724992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599271.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines the relationship between the Roman Empire, the Empire of Sasanian Iran, and their Arab clients, the Jafnids, Nasrids, and Hujrids, at the end of antiquity. Building on recent work ... More


Between Empires: The Jafnids, The Naṣrids, And Late Antiquity 1

Greg Fisher

in Between Empires: Arabs, Romans, and Sasanians in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599271
eISBN:
9780191724992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599271.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter, the discussion turns to the ‘end’ of the Jafnid dynasty in its attempt to explain why and how the Roman Empire ended its relationship with its Arab clients. It posits that the ... More


The Articulation of Power in Medieval Iberia and the Maghrib

Amira K. Bennison (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265697
eISBN:
9780191771897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265697.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This volume explores how rulers in medieval Iberia and the Maghrib presented their rule and what strategies they adopted to persuade their subjects of their legitimacy. It focuses on the Naṣrids of ... More


The Genealogical Legitimization of the Naṣrid Dynasty: The Alleged Anṣārī Origins of the Banū Naṣr*

Bárbara Boloix-Gallardo

in The Articulation of Power in Medieval Iberia and the Maghrib

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265697
eISBN:
9780191771897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265697.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The fabrication of a distinctly prestigious genealogy was among the measures adopted by the Banū Naṣr to justify their right to govern al-Andalus. Several Arabic textual and epigraphic sources ... More


Ways of Connecting With the Past: Genealogies in Nasrid Granada

Maribel Fierro

in Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the case of the Nasrids of Granada in late Muslim Spain. In his biographical dictionary al-Ihata fi akhbar Gharnata, the Andalusi scholar Ibn al-Khatib (d. 776/1374) emphasises ... More


Arabs and Empires before Islam

Greg Fisher (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199654529
eISBN:
9780191801433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book collects nearly 250 translated extracts from an extensive array of ancient sources, which, from a variety of different perspectives, illuminate the history of the Arabs before the emergence ... More


The Archaeological Evidence for the Jafnids and the Naṣrids

Denis Genequand

in Arabs and Empires before Islam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199654529
eISBN:
9780191801433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter offers a broad and balanced perspective on the material record for the Jafnid and Naṣrid dynasties. The chapter also examines the archaeological evidence for the ‘city’ of al-Ḥīra in ... More


Arabs in the Conflict between Rome and Persia, AD 491–630

Peter Edwell, Greg Fisher, Geoffrey Greatrex, Conor Whately, and Philip Wood

in Arabs and Empires before Islam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199654529
eISBN:
9780191801433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the role played by Arab militia generally, and the Jafnids and Naṣrids specifically, in the sixth- and early seventh-century phase of Rome’s competition with Persia, played ... More


Arabs and Christianity

Greg Fisher, Philip Wood, George Bevan, Geoffrey Greatrex, Basema Hamarneh, Peter Schadler, and Walter Ward

in Arabs and Empires before Islam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199654529
eISBN:
9780191801433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the relationship between Arabs and Christianity in late antiquity, covering the patronage of the cult of St Sergius by the Jafnids (including an examination of a newly ... More


Arabic and Persian Sources for Pre-Islamic Arabia

Harry Munt,, Touraj Daryaee, Omar Edaibat, Robert Hoyland, and Isabel Toral-Niehoff

in Arabs and Empires before Islam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199654529
eISBN:
9780191801433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter illustrates how authors, writing mostly after the advent of Islam, explained and presented some of the events, individuals, and themes covered in Chapters 1–7. In addition to discussing ... More


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