Arab-Byzantine Relations in Early Islamic Times

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Designed to serve as a one-stop resource containing both classic studies and more recent scholarship, this collection contains 14 articles reprinted in facsimile and one presented in English translation. The articles date from 1901—Julius Wellhausen's "Die Kampfe der Araber mit den Romaern...," translated by Bonner into English—to a 2003 article by David Woods—"The 60 martyrs of Gaza...." Other articles include Oleg Grabar's 1964 "Islamic art and Byzantium," John Meyendorff's "Byzantine views of Islam" from the ...
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Designed to serve as a one-stop resource containing both classic studies and more recent scholarship, this collection contains 14 articles reprinted in facsimile and one presented in English translation. The articles date from 1901—Julius Wellhausen's "Die Kampfe der Araber mit den Romaern...," translated by Bonner into English—to a 2003 article by David Woods—"The 60 martyrs of Gaza...." Other articles include Oleg Grabar's 1964 "Islamic art and Byzantium," John Meyendorff's "Byzantine views of Islam" from the same year, and Hugh Kennedy's 1992 "Byzantine-Arab diplomacy in the Near East...." The volume will interest scholars and graduate students in the history and art history of the eastern Mediterranean from the 7th-10th centuries. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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1 The Persians in Asia minor and the end of antiquity 3
2 Arab wars with the Byzantines in the Umayyad period 31
3 Arab-Byzantine relations under the Umayyad caliphate 65
4 Byzantine-Arab diplomacy in the Near East from the Islamic conquests to the mid eleventh century 81
5 Seventh-century continuities : the Ajnad and the "thematic myth" 95
6 The Arab-Byzantine frontier in the eighth and ninth centuries : military organisation and society in the borderlands 141
7 Apocalyptic and other materials on early Muslim-Byzantine wars : a review of Arabic sources 181
8 Byzantine views of Islam 217
9 Byzantium and the Arabs : the image of the Byzantines as mirrored in Arabic literature 235
10 Islamic art and Byzantium 263
11 Parallelism, convergence and influence in the relations of Arab and Byzantine philosophy, literature and piety 295
12 Theophanes and the Arabic historical tradition : some indications of intercultural transmission 317
13 Islam, Judeo-Christianity and Byzantine iconoclasm 361
14 Some observations concerning the early development of Jihad on the Arab-Byzantine frontier 401
15 The 60 martyrs of Gaza and the martyrdom of Bishop Sophronius of Jerusalem 429
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