Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests
This book presents an enquiry into a fundamental historical problem in early Byzantine history: why the Byzantine Empire failed to contain emergent Islam in the new religion's initial years, and in particular how and why the Byzantines first lost Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Armenia before partial recovery.
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The Byzantine Empire in an era of accelerating change
Difficulties in devising defenses for Syria
The first Muslim penetrations of Byzantine territory
Early tests in southern Palestine
the battle of JābiyaYarmūk rec
The brief struggle to save northern Syria and Byzantine
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