Empires in Collision in Late Antiquity

Heftet / 2012 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9781611683219
Publisert
2012
Utgiver
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Brandeis University Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
128
Vekt
174 gr
Høyde
212 mm
Bredde
137 mm
Tykkelse
10 mm
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Empires in Collision in Late Antiquity

Heftet / 2012 / Engelsk
In this book, based on lectures delivered at the Historical Society of Israel, the famed historian G. W. Bowersock presents a searching examination of political developments in the Arabian Peninsula on the eve of the rise of Islam. Recounting the growth of Christian Ethiopia and the conflict with Jewish Arabia, he describes the fall of Jerusalem at the hands of a late resurgent Sassanian (Persian) Empire. He concludes by underscoring the importance of the Byzantine Empire's defeat of the Sassanian forces, which destabilized the region and thus provided the opportunity for the rise and military success of Islam in the seventh century. Using close readings of surviving texts, Bowersock sheds new light on the complex causal relationships among the Byzantine, Ethiopian, Persian, and emerging Islamic forces.
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Political and military developments in the Arabian Peninsula on the eve of Islam
"Bowersock has brought a novel freshness to this grand narrative. He fastens with delight on new pieces of evidence, from each of which he derives conclusions that significantly alter our view of the whole story."-- "The New York Review of Books""The author, a historian Of Greco-Roman times, shows how edges of empires help us understand the inner workings of the empires themselves."-- "Saudi Aramco World"
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G. W. BOWERSOCK is professor emeritus of ancient history at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey. His most recent book is From Gibbon to Auden: Essays on the Classical Tradition.
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ISBN13
9781611683219
Publisert
2012
Utgiver
Vendor
Brandeis University Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
128
Vekt
174 gr
Høyde
212 mm
Bredde
137 mm
Tykkelse
10 mm
Se alle
Forfatter