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The Resource Witnesses to a world crisis : historians and histories of the Middle East in the seventh century, James Howard-Johnston

Witnesses to a world crisis : historians and histories of the Middle East in the seventh century, James Howard-Johnston

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Witnesses to a world crisis : historians and histories of the Middle East in the seventh century
Title
Witnesses to a world crisis
Title remainder
historians and histories of the Middle East in the seventh century
Statement of responsibility
James Howard-Johnston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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 space of not much more than a generation
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Howard-Johnston, J. D
Dewey number
909.09767
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
  • Middle East
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
  • Middle East
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Witnesses to a world crisis : historians and histories of the Middle East in the seventh century, James Howard-Johnston
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-549) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
George of Pisidia. Life and early poems ; War poetry and religious poetry ; Official history of the Persian war and other late works ; Literary achievement : relations with the emperor -- Two universal chronicles. Chronicon Paschale : general characteristics ; Chronicon Paschale : universal history ; Chronicon Paschale : documentary history of the recent past ; Chronicon Paschale : scope and authorship ; Chronicle of the year 724 : content and sources ; Chronicle of the year 724 : early seventh-century material ; Conclusion -- Seventh-century Eastern sources I : the History of Khosrov. The History of Khosrov and its authorship ; Scope and character ; Sources ; Editing ; Trustworthiness ; Conclusion -- Seventh-century Eastern sources II : The History to the year 682 and the Khuzistan Chronicle. History of Atropatene (Azerbaijan) from the beginning of time ; A historical text disinterred : the History to the year 682 ; Information about Turks and Arabs ; Editing ; History to 682 : reliability and historical contribution ; Khuzistan chronicle ; Conclusion -- Supplementary Roman sources of the seventh century I. Works written in Constantinople ; Evidence from Asia Minor ; Evidence from the Balkans, Italy, and North Africa ; Two show-trials in Constantinople in the 650s -- Supplementary Roman sources of the seventh century II. Propaganda and lives of saints from Palestine ; Sophronius, poet and patriarch ; The Maronite chronicle ; Evidence about Egypt in the early seventh century ; A detailed narrative of the Arab conquest of Egypt ; Conclusion -- Later historians : the West Syrian Tradition. The lost History of Theophilus of Edessa and its derivatives ; Theophilus' account of the last Roman-Persian War ; Theophilus' account of the rise of Islam ; Theophilus on international relations and domestic crises (641-661) ; Theophilus evidence on Arab grand strategy before and after the second civil war ; Editorial treatment of Theophilus' work in later histories ; Conclusion -- Later historians : Nicephorus. Life and historical writing ; Nicephorus' account of the period 603-641 : sources ; Nicephorus' account of the period 603-641 : historical value ; Later seventh- and early eighth-century history : Nicephorus' source ; Nicephorus' account of Roman-Arab relations : historical value ; Conclusion -- Later historians : Theophanes. Life and work ; Last Roman : Persian war : sources ; Last Roman : Persian war : editorial errors ; A historical text disinterred : the official history of Heraclius' Persian campaigns ; Arab conquests : sources and editing ; Battle for the Mediterranean 669-718 : sources and editing ; A historical text identified : the political memoirs of the Patrician Trajan ; Conclusion -- Later historians at work in Egypt, Iraq, and Iran. History of the patriarchs of Alexandria ; Chronicle of Seert ; Annals of Eutychius ; Khwadaynamag ('Book of Lords') -- Early Islamic historical writing. The Qur'an ; Early Islamic historical traditions ; Al-Tabari's account of the last Roman-Persian war ; Muslim accounts of the conquests (futuh) ; Disruptions in the historical narrative : the capture of Jerusalem and the first civil war (fitna) ; History of events from the end of the first civil war (661) to the siege of Constantinople (717-718) ; Conclusion -- The life of the prophet. Islamic traditions about sixth-century Arabia ; Rise of Mecca ; Historical value of the biography of the prophet (sira) ; The settlement of Hudaybiya ; Triumph and triumphalism -- Historians of the Middle East in the seventh century. Modest aims and respect for evidence ; General characteristics of non-Islamic historical writing ; General characteristics of early Islamic historical writing ; Coverage of extant historical sources ; Substantive history -- The Middle East in the seventh century : the great powers, Arabia, and the Prophet. The last Roman-Persian war, 603-630 ; The Prophet and his followers ; Confrontation and conciliation -- The Middle East in the seventh century : Arab conquests. Conquest of the Middle East ; Reasons for Muslim success ; Battle for the Mediterrannean : phase I ; The first civil war, 656-661 -- The Middle East in the seventh century : a new world order. Battle for the Mediterranean : phase II ; Second civil war, 682-692 ; The early Muslim state ; Siege of Constantinople, 717-718 ; Byzantium and Islam
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ocn659584845
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1 online resource (xvi, 573 pages, [14] pages of plates)
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online
Isbn
9780191576089
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maps
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(OCoLC)659584845
Label
Witnesses to a world crisis : historians and histories of the Middle East in the seventh century, James Howard-Johnston
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-549) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
George of Pisidia. Life and early poems ; War poetry and religious poetry ; Official history of the Persian war and other late works ; Literary achievement : relations with the emperor -- Two universal chronicles. Chronicon Paschale : general characteristics ; Chronicon Paschale : universal history ; Chronicon Paschale : documentary history of the recent past ; Chronicon Paschale : scope and authorship ; Chronicle of the year 724 : content and sources ; Chronicle of the year 724 : early seventh-century material ; Conclusion -- Seventh-century Eastern sources I : the History of Khosrov. The History of Khosrov and its authorship ; Scope and character ; Sources ; Editing ; Trustworthiness ; Conclusion -- Seventh-century Eastern sources II : The History to the year 682 and the Khuzistan Chronicle. History of Atropatene (Azerbaijan) from the beginning of time ; A historical text disinterred : the History to the year 682 ; Information about Turks and Arabs ; Editing ; History to 682 : reliability and historical contribution ; Khuzistan chronicle ; Conclusion -- Supplementary Roman sources of the seventh century I. Works written in Constantinople ; Evidence from Asia Minor ; Evidence from the Balkans, Italy, and North Africa ; Two show-trials in Constantinople in the 650s -- Supplementary Roman sources of the seventh century II. Propaganda and lives of saints from Palestine ; Sophronius, poet and patriarch ; The Maronite chronicle ; Evidence about Egypt in the early seventh century ; A detailed narrative of the Arab conquest of Egypt ; Conclusion -- Later historians : the West Syrian Tradition. The lost History of Theophilus of Edessa and its derivatives ; Theophilus' account of the last Roman-Persian War ; Theophilus' account of the rise of Islam ; Theophilus on international relations and domestic crises (641-661) ; Theophilus evidence on Arab grand strategy before and after the second civil war ; Editorial treatment of Theophilus' work in later histories ; Conclusion -- Later historians : Nicephorus. Life and historical writing ; Nicephorus' account of the period 603-641 : sources ; Nicephorus' account of the period 603-641 : historical value ; Later seventh- and early eighth-century history : Nicephorus' source ; Nicephorus' account of Roman-Arab relations : historical value ; Conclusion -- Later historians : Theophanes. Life and work ; Last Roman : Persian war : sources ; Last Roman : Persian war : editorial errors ; A historical text disinterred : the official history of Heraclius' Persian campaigns ; Arab conquests : sources and editing ; Battle for the Mediterranean 669-718 : sources and editing ; A historical text identified : the political memoirs of the Patrician Trajan ; Conclusion -- Later historians at work in Egypt, Iraq, and Iran. History of the patriarchs of Alexandria ; Chronicle of Seert ; Annals of Eutychius ; Khwadaynamag ('Book of Lords') -- Early Islamic historical writing. The Qur'an ; Early Islamic historical traditions ; Al-Tabari's account of the last Roman-Persian war ; Muslim accounts of the conquests (futuh) ; Disruptions in the historical narrative : the capture of Jerusalem and the first civil war (fitna) ; History of events from the end of the first civil war (661) to the siege of Constantinople (717-718) ; Conclusion -- The life of the prophet. Islamic traditions about sixth-century Arabia ; Rise of Mecca ; Historical value of the biography of the prophet (sira) ; The settlement of Hudaybiya ; Triumph and triumphalism -- Historians of the Middle East in the seventh century. Modest aims and respect for evidence ; General characteristics of non-Islamic historical writing ; General characteristics of early Islamic historical writing ; Coverage of extant historical sources ; Substantive history -- The Middle East in the seventh century : the great powers, Arabia, and the Prophet. The last Roman-Persian war, 603-630 ; The Prophet and his followers ; Confrontation and conciliation -- The Middle East in the seventh century : Arab conquests. Conquest of the Middle East ; Reasons for Muslim success ; Battle for the Mediterrannean : phase I ; The first civil war, 656-661 -- The Middle East in the seventh century : a new world order. Battle for the Mediterranean : phase II ; Second civil war, 682-692 ; The early Muslim state ; Siege of Constantinople, 717-718 ; Byzantium and Islam
Control code
ocn659584845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 573 pages, [14] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191576089
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unknown
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)659584845

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