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Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century

James Howard-Johnston
Format
Book
Published
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Language
English
Variant Title
Historians and histories of the Middle East in the seventh century
ISBN
9780199694990 (pbk.), 0199694990 (pbk.)
Summary
James Howard-Johnston provides a sweeping account of probably the most dramatic single episode in world history--the emergence of a new religion (Islam), the destruction of two established great powers (Roman and Iranian) and the creation of a new world empire by the Arabs, all in the span of not much more than one generation.
Contents
  • 1. George of Pisidia
  • 2. Two universal chronicles
  • 3. Seventh-century Eastern sources I: The history of Khosrov
  • 4. Seventh-century Eastern sources II: The history of the year 682
  • 5. Supplementary Roman sources of the seventh century I
  • 6. Supplementary Roman sources of the seventh century II
  • 7. Later historians : the West Syrian tradition
  • 8. Later historians : Nicephorus
  • 9. Later historians : Theophanes
  • 10. Later historians at work in Egypt, Iraq, and Iran
  • 11. Early Islamic historical writing
  • 12. The life of the Prophet
  • 13. Historians of the Middle East in the seventh century
  • 14. The Middle East in the seventh century : the great powers, Arabia, and the Prophet
  • 15. The Middle East in the seventh century : Arab conquests
  • 16. The Middle East in the seventh century : a new world order.
Description
xvi, 573 p., [14] p. of plates : maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
  • Originally published: 2010.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [531]-549) and index.
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