Download PDF by Walter E. Kaegi: Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests

By Walter E. Kaegi

this can be a examine of the way and why the Byzantine Empire misplaced a lot of its most precious provinces to Islamic (Arab) conquerors within the 7th century, provinces which incorporated Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Armenia. It investigates stipulations at the eve of these conquests, error in Byzantine coverage towards the Arabs, the process the army campaigns, and the matter of neighborhood reliable and civilian collaboration with the Muslims. It additionally seeks to give an explanation for how, after negative losses, the Byzantine govt accomplished a few highbrow rationalisation of its mess ups and commenced the complicated means of remodeling and adapting its financial and armed forces associations and political controls so as to hinder extra disintegration.

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