The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,385,058 members ⚫ 1,459,539 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Empires in Collision in Late Antiquity

Empires in Collision in Late Antiquity by G. W. Bowersock
Buy this eBook
US$ 17.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
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.
Brandeis University Press; August 2012
128 pages; ISBN 9781611683226
Read online, or download in secure EPUB or secure PDF format
Title: Empires in Collision in Late Antiquity
Author: G. W. Bowersock
 
  • News
  • Contents
No entry found