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The Resource Byzantium and the early Islamic conquests, Walter E. Kaegi

Byzantium and the early Islamic conquests, Walter E. Kaegi

Label
Byzantium and the early Islamic conquests
Title
Byzantium and the early Islamic conquests
Statement of responsibility
Walter E. Kaegi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a study of how and why the Byzantine Empire lost many of its most valuable provinces to Islamic (Arab) conquerors in the seventh century, provinces which included Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Armenia. It investigates conditions on the eve of those conquests, mistakes in Byzantine policy toward the Arabs, the course of the military campaigns, and the problem of local official and civilian collaboration with the Muslims. It also seeks to explain how, after terrible losses, the Byzantine government achieved some intellectual rationalisation of its disasters and began the complex process of transforming and adapting its fiscal and military institutions and political controls in order to prevent further disintegration."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaegi, Walter Emil
Dewey number
949.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DF553
LC item number
.K34 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Islamic Empire
Summary URI
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/cam024/91014801.html
Label
Byzantium and the early Islamic conquests, Walter E. Kaegi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [288]-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of Byzantium and the early Islamic conquests -- The Byzantine Empire in an era of accelerating change -- Difficulties in devising defences for Syria -- The first Muslim penetrations of Byzantine territory -- Early tests in southern Palestine -- Problems of cohesion: the battle of Jabiya-Yarmuk reconsidered -- The brief struggle to save northern Syria and Byzantine Mesopotamia -- Byzantium, Armenia, Armenians, and early Islamic conquests -- Controversy and confidence in the seventh-century crisis -- Elements of failure and endurance
Control code
23971577
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 313 pages
Isbn
9780521411721
Lccn
91014801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1459716
Label
Byzantium and the early Islamic conquests, Walter E. Kaegi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [288]-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of Byzantium and the early Islamic conquests -- The Byzantine Empire in an era of accelerating change -- Difficulties in devising defences for Syria -- The first Muslim penetrations of Byzantine territory -- Early tests in southern Palestine -- Problems of cohesion: the battle of Jabiya-Yarmuk reconsidered -- The brief struggle to save northern Syria and Byzantine Mesopotamia -- Byzantium, Armenia, Armenians, and early Islamic conquests -- Controversy and confidence in the seventh-century crisis -- Elements of failure and endurance
Control code
23971577
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 313 pages
Isbn
9780521411721
Lccn
91014801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1459716

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