Empires in Collision in Late Antiquity

Empires in Collision in Late Antiquity

by G. W. Bowersock
     
 

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Political and military developments in the Arabian Peninsula on the eve of Islam

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“Bowersock has brought a novel freshness to this grand narrative. He fastens with delight on new pieces of evidence, from each of which he derives conclusions that significantly alter our view of the whole story.”—The New York Review of Books

“The author, a historian Of Greco-Roman times, shows how edges of empires help us understand the inner workings of the empires themselves.”
—Saudi Aramco World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611683219
Publisher:
Brandeis University Press
Publication date:
09/11/2012
Series:
The Menahem Stern Jerusalem Lectures
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
946,813
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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Benjamin Isaac
“Glen Bowersock turns topics that are marginal to traditional ancient history into mainstream subjects, and thereby brings new ideas into play. Thus he inspires numerous others to continued research. Religion, wars, and empires in the late antique Near East are reinterpreted. Momentous events, the results of which we can still witness, are here described in a concise and eminently readable account.”
From the foreword by Albert I. Baumgarten
“Bowersock is the master of connecting scholars from all over the world with each other and with their work. [He] has been an authoritative and prestigious go-between . . . These connections and new wholes run the entire length of Bowersock’s scholarly activities and publications . . . , bringing together apparently disparate elements into a cultural understanding.”

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