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A Miaphysite Commonwealth

Philip Wood

in ‘We have no king but Christ’: Christian Political Thought in Greater Syria on the Eve of the Arab Conquest (c.400-585)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588497
eISBN:
9780191595424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588497.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This final chapter investigates how the kind of political and historical ideas employed among Syriac‐speaking Miaphysites in Mesopotamia were exported elsewhere in the Roman world, focl1sing on the ... More


Empires, Clients, and Politics

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/9780199599271.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines in detail the political relationship between the Romans and the Arabs, tracing the evident developments in political confidence exhibited by 6th century Arab elites as far back ... More


Berber Leadership and Genealogical Legitimacy: The Almoravid Case

Helena de Felipe

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/9780748644971.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the case of the first Almoravid amir, Yusuf ibn Tashfin (r. 1061–1106), a Lamtuna Sanhaja Berber, and the way that genealogy can legitimise political authority. More ... More


Epilogue Connecting to Muhammad?

Fergus Millar

in Religion, Language and Community in the Roman Near East: Constantine to Muhammad

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265574
eISBN:
9780191760396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265574.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This epilogue examines various strands of social history, religious affiliation and language in the Roman Near East in relation to the beginning of Muhammad's preaching in about 610. Muhammad was ... More


Ethiopic

Pierluigi Piovanelli

in A Guide to Early Jewish Texts and Traditions in Christian Transmission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190863074
eISBN:
9780190863104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863074.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The first wave of Jewish and Christian pseudepigrapha reached Eritrea and Ethiopia in the wake of the Christianization of the Aksumite kingdom, in the middle of the fourth century of our era. Their ... More


Ḥimyar, Aksūm, and Arabia Deserta in Late Antiquity: The Epigraphic Evidence

Christian Julien Robin

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/9780199654529.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The sources examined here describe the conquest of South Arabia and Arabia Deserta by Ḥimyar, and the relationship between Ḥimyar and the tribes of Arabia. The chapter also considers the role of ... 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


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