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The Resource Muslim expansion and Byzantine collapse in North Africa, Walter E. Kaegi

Muslim expansion and Byzantine collapse in North Africa, Walter E. Kaegi

Label
Muslim expansion and Byzantine collapse in North Africa
Title
Muslim expansion and Byzantine collapse in North Africa
Statement of responsibility
Walter E. Kaegi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Who 'lost' Christian North Africa? Who won it and how? Walter Kaegi takes a fresh look at these perennial questions, with maps and on-site observations, in this exciting new 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 new study of the decisive battle of Sbeitla in 647, helping readers to understand what befell Byzantium, and indeed empires from Rome to the present"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
961/.022
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT172
LC item number
.K34 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Muslim expansion and Byzantine collapse in North Africa, Walter E. Kaegi
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Challenges of the subject and the sources; 2. Historiographical hurdles; 3. Fragmented geographical and logistical realities; 4. Christian contexts in seventh-century North Africa; 5. The military heritage of Heraclius on the eve of Muslim military operations; 6. The shock of Sbeitla; 7. Options for offensives and resistance; 8. The riddle of Constans II; 9. Muslim interests, calculations, and leadership; 10. The shift to tribal resistance; 11. The fall of Carthage and its aftermath; 12. The failures of two cities of Constantine
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 345 p.
Isbn
9780521196772
Lccn
2010034895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn635480812
  • (OCoLC)ocn697279246
Label
Muslim expansion and Byzantine collapse in North Africa, Walter E. Kaegi
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Challenges of the subject and the sources; 2. Historiographical hurdles; 3. Fragmented geographical and logistical realities; 4. Christian contexts in seventh-century North Africa; 5. The military heritage of Heraclius on the eve of Muslim military operations; 6. The shock of Sbeitla; 7. Options for offensives and resistance; 8. The riddle of Constans II; 9. Muslim interests, calculations, and leadership; 10. The shift to tribal resistance; 11. The fall of Carthage and its aftermath; 12. The failures of two cities of Constantine
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 345 p.
Isbn
9780521196772
Lccn
2010034895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn635480812
  • (OCoLC)ocn697279246

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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