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Between Empires: Arabs, Romans, and Sasanians in Late Antiquity

Greg Fisher


This book examines the relationship between the Roman Empire, the Empire of Sasanian Iran, and their Arab clients, the Jafnids, Nasrids, and Hujrids, at the end of antiquity. Building on recent work in the field, it offers new conclusions about the role played by these two empires in the development of Arab political and cultural identity before Islam, and places the Jafnids, Nasrids, and Hujrids within the framework of current debates on the history and culture of Late Antiquity. Exploring three distinct areas — religious and cultural life (particularly Christianity), political activity, and ... More

Keywords: Arabs, Roman Empire, Old Arabic, Sasanians, Jafnids, Nasrids, Christianity, State formation, Late Antiquity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199599271
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599271.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Greg Fisher, author
Assistant Professor, Greek and Roman Studies, Carleton University
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