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Arabs and Empires before Islam$
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Greg Fisher

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199654529

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.001.0001

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Arabs in the Conflict between Rome and Persia, AD 491–630

Arabs in the Conflict between Rome and Persia, AD 491–630

(p.214) 5 Arabs in the Conflict between Rome and Persia, AD 491–630
Arabs and Empires before Islam

Peter Edwell

Greg Fisher

Geoffrey Greatrex

Conor Whately

Philip Wood

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the role played by Arab militia generally, and the Jafnids and Naṣrids specifically, in the sixth- and early seventh-century phase of Rome’s competition with Persia, played out in Mesopotamia and in South Arabia. A number of the texts discussed here complement the epigraphic material in Chapter 3, as well as the Arabic and Persian texts in Chapter 8.

Keywords:   Roman–Persian conflict, slavery, raiding, Mesopotamia, Justinian, Jafnids, Naṣrids, Aksūm, South Arabia, Ḥimyar

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