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Arab Egypt: The First Fifty Years

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

in Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the Arab conquest of Egypt; post-conquest Muslim rule and government; Arab settlement in the Egyptian countryside; the administrative structure; and Arab presence fifty years ... More


Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam

William F. McCants

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151489
eISBN:
9781400840069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151489.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

From the dawn of writing in Sumer to the sunset of the Islamic empire, this book traces four thousand years of speculation on the origins of civilization. Investigating a vast range of primary ... More


Contesting the Alexandrian Papacy: Ecclesiastical “Colonialism” and the Egyptian Church from 451 to the Rise of Islam (Dioscorus I to Benjamin I)

Stephen J. Davis

in The Early Coptic Papacy: The Egyptian Church and Its Leadership in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248306
eISBN:
9781617970436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248306.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the history of ecclesiastical colonialism and the challenges faced by the Egyptian Church during the period from 451 to the rise of Islam. It aims to provide a better ... More


Dark Matter and the History of the Middle East

Jack Tannous

in The Making of the Medieval Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179094
eISBN:
9780691184166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179094.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This concluding chapter argues that late Roman Syria was a place where linguistic frontiers did not translate into cultural boundaries. The Arab conquests of the seventh century did not change this; ... More


East, West, and Far West after the Persians: The Long View

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

As discussed here, we can situate the Persian-Egyptian conflict within a much more extensive story of Near Eastern-Egyptian opposition. Seen in this context, the Persian-Egyptian conflict was ... More


The Pentarchy: Theory and Reality in the Ninth Century

Judith Herrin

in Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the fate of both the theory and reality of pentarchy from the 640s until the 880s, a period that links the Arab conquests of the Near East with the Eighth Ecumenical Council. ... More


Contested Hegemony: (CA. 525–685)

Timothy Power

in The Red Sea from Byzantium to the Caliphate: AD 500-1000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789774165443
eISBN:
9781617971372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165443.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The sixth and seventh centuries constitute an extended period of contested hegemony bridging the more stable Late Roman and Early Islamic eras. The period of Ethiopian hegemony begins with the ... More


Early Islam and late antiquity

Marcus Milwright

in An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623105
eISBN:
9780748671298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623105.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter deals with the degree to which the earliest phase of Islamic history (seventh and early eighth centuries) exhibits continuity with the patterns of urban and rural life in the preceding ... More


The Historical Contexts of Byzantinization

Daniel Galadza

in Liturgy and Byzantinization in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198812036
eISBN:
9780191850042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812036.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Once the liturgical tradition of Jerusalem has been presented, Chapter 2 examines the historical context of Byzantinization, narrated from the perspective of liturgy through the example of pilgrims, ... More


Monks and Their Daughters: monasteries as muslim-christian boundaries

Thomas Sizgorich

in Muslims and Others in Sacred Space

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925049
eISBN:
9780199980468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925049.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

To date, the literatures produced in the lands subject to Muslim rule following the Arab conquests of the first/seventh century have seldom been read in accordance with the hermeneutic strategies ... More


Discussion and Conclusions

Zohar Amar and Efraim Lev

in Arabian Drugs in Early Medieval Mediterranean Medicine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748697816
eISBN:
9781474430418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697816.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter draws some conclusions from the researches laid out in the previous chapter. It considers the extent of the Indian contribution to the inventory of medicinal substances in the early ... More


Conclusion

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

in Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents some final thoughts about the Arab conquest of Egypt. The detailed discussion of Arab administration from the conquest of Egypt in the mid-seventh century into the eighth ... More


Christianity and Monasticism in al-Bahnasa according to Arabic Sources

Sherin Sadek El Gendi

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents Arabic sources that describe Christianity and monasticism in the city of al-Bahnasa during the centuries after the Arab conquest of Egypt. Arabic sources describe Al-Bahnasa as ... More


Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book provides a synthetic study of the political, social, and economic processes which formed early Islamic Egypt. Looking at a corpus of previously unknown Arabic papyrus letters, dating from ... More


Sophronius of Jerusalem and the End of Roman History

Phil Booth

in History and Identity in the Late Antique Near East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199915408
eISBN:
9780199332816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915408.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the writings of Sophronius of Jerusalem in the context of contemporary disputes over Christology and the tumultuous events of the Arab conquest. In face of imperial ‘heresy’ ... More


An Ancient Church

Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein

in Marcus Simaika: Father of Coptic Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774168239
eISBN:
9781617978265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168239.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses Marcus Simaika's service to the Coptic Orthodox Church. Simaika's interest in the ancient Coptic churches was first aroused by the study of Dr. Alfred Joshua Butler's work on ... More


Liturgy and Byzantinization in Jerusalem

Daniel Galadza

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198812036
eISBN:
9780191850042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812036.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The church of Jerusalem, the ‘mother of the churches of God’, influenced all Christendom before it underwent multiple captivities between the eighth and thirteenth centuries: first, political ... More


Byzantine Historical Writing, 500–920

Anthony Kaldellis

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 2: 400-1400

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199236428
eISBN:
9780191863349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199236428.003.0011
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter describes how the timeline of Byzantine historical writing can be divided into three 140-year periods: first, from AD 500–640, the end of late antiquity, when historiography flourished ... More


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