Muslim Expansion and Byzantine Collapse in North Africa (BOK)

Walter E Kaegi

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Who 'lost' Christian North Africa? Who won it and how? Walter Kaegi examines these perennial questions, with maps and on-site observations, in this exciting book. Persisting clouds of suspicion and blame overshadowed many Byzantine attempts to defend North Africa, as Byzantines failed to meet the multiple challenges from different directions which ultimately overwhelmed them. While the Muslims forcefully and permanently turned Byzantine internal dynastic and religious problems and military unrest to their advantage, they brought their own strengths to a dynamic process that would take a long time to complete - the transformation of North Africa. An impartial comparative framework helps to sort through identity politics, 'Orientalism' charges and counter-charges, and institutional controversies; this book also includes a study of the decisive battle of Sbeitla in 647, helping readers to understand what befell Byzantium, and indeed empires from Rome to the present.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Walter E Kaegi
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521196772
Antall sider 366 Dimensjoner 15,9cm x 23,7cm x 2,7cm
Vekt 720 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd