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God’s War and His Warriors: The First Hundred Years of Syriac Accounts of the Islamic Conquests

Michael Philip Penn

in Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Encounters and Exchanges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199755042
eISBN:
9780199950508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755042.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As the first Christians to encounter Islam, Syriac authors preserve the earliest Christian depictions of Muslims, Islam, and the conquests. Syriac writers also present the unusual circumstance of a ... More


The Azd and the Early Islamic State

Brian Ulrich

in Arabs in the Early Islamic Empire: Exploring al-Azd Tribal Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436793
eISBN:
9781474464857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436793.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter argues that the degree of centralization within the Islamic conquests differed between east and west, with the western conquests being more of an independent tribal movement which the ... More


Tilling the Hateful Earth: Agricultural Production and Trade in the Late Antique East

Michael Decker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199565283
eISBN:
9780191721724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565283.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This work examines the mechanisms of cultivation of the three major crops of the ‘Mediterranean triad’ (grain, wine, and olive oil) during the 4th through 7th centuries AD along the coastlands of the ... More


Introduction

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/9780748697816.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter traces the history of Arab medicine and science and how Greek, Indian, and Persian medical knowledge had come to Arab medical practices. It considers the Arab attitude to science, the ... More


Eastern Conquests and Factionalism

Brian Ulrich

in Arabs in the Early Islamic Empire: Exploring al-Azd Tribal Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436793
eISBN:
9781474464857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436793.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter begins by studying the role of al-Azd and the Muhallabids in the Islamic conquests along the eastern frontier of the Islamic world, in Khurasan and Sind. It critiques the idea that the ... More


Peasant and Empire in Christian North Africa

Leslie Dossey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254398
eISBN:
9780520947771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254398.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This history foregrounds the most marginal sector of the Roman population—the provincial peasantry—to paint a picture of peasant society. Making use of detailed archaeological and textual evidence, ... More


How Democracy Disappeared in the Islamic World

David Stasavage

in The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691177465
eISBN:
9780691201955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177465.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter assesses the compatibility of Islam with democracy and points out why modern democracy has a very weak track record in the Middle East. It explores the deep roots of governance in the ... More


Iberia: A Deep History

David M. Carballo

in Collision of Worlds: A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190864354
eISBN:
9780197503829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864354.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Latin American History

A deep history of Iberia examines the waves of conquest and cultural developments on the Iberian peninsula. Agriculture was imported to Iberia from the Fertile Crescent region of Southwest Asia and ... More


The Church of the East and the Hagiography of the Persian Martyrs

Joel Thomas Walker

in The Legend of Mar Qardagh: Narrative and Christian Heroism in Late Antique Iraq

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245785
eISBN:
9780520932197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245785.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter offers a general introduction to the Church of the East in the era of Khusro II. Taking as its foundation the synod of 605, it surveys the institutional structure and geographic range of ... More


Expulsion

in Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226319636
eISBN:
9780226319650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319650.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The theme of the original “destruction of Spain,” as brought about by the Muslim invasion (an invasion allegedly facilitated by the treason of one Count Julian who, in pursuit of a feud of his own, ... More


False Prophet and False Messiah

Guy G. Stroumsa

in The Making of the Abrahamic Religions in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198738862
eISBN:
9780191802065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738862.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Judaism

This chapter shows how the idea of prophecy was central to the polemics between Jews and Christians in the Byzantine era, in particular in Jerusalem, about the events of the Islamic conquest. It ... More


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