The Islamic-Byzantine Frontier Paperback

Interaction and Exchange Among Muslim and Christian Communities

by A Asa Eger;

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The Islamic-Byzantine Frontier

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The retreat of the Byzantine army from Syria in around 650 CE, in advance of the approaching Arab armies, is one that has resounded emphatically in the works of both Islamic and Christian writers, and created an enduring motif: that of the Islamic-Byzantine frontier. For centuries, Byzantine and Islamic scholars have evocatively sketched a contested border: the annual raids between the two, the line of fortified fortresses defending Islamic lands, the no-man s land in between and the birth of jihad. In their early representations of a Muslim-Christian encounter, accounts of the Islamic-Byzantine frontier are charged with significance for a future clash of civilizations that often envisions a polarised world. A. Asa Eger examines the two aspects of this frontier: its physical and ideological ones. By highlighting the archaeological study of the real and material frontier, as well as acknowledging its ideological military and religious implications, he offers a more complex vision of this dividing line than has been traditionally disseminated. With analysis grounded in archaeological evidence as well the relevant historical texts, Eger brings together a nuanced exploration of this vital element of medieval history."

The Islamic-Byzantine Frontier by A Asa Eger was published by I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd in December 2016. The ISBN for The Islamic-Byzantine Frontier is 9781784539191.

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Details for The Islamic-Byzantine Frontier

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd (December 2016)
Thickness33 mm
Height213 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code4501826
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