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    Empires in Collision in Late Antiquity (Menahem Stern Jerusalem Lectures) (Paperback) By (author) Professor Emeritus of Ancient History G W Bowersock

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    DescriptionIn this book, based on lectures delivered at the Historical Society of Israel, the famed historian G. W. Bowersock presents a searching examination of political developments in the Arabian Peninsula on the eve of the rise of Islam. Recounting the growth of Christian Ethiopia and the conflict with Jewish Arabia, he describes the fall of Jerusalem at the hands of a late resurgent Sassanian (Persian) Empire. He concludes by underscoring the importance of the Byzantine Empire's defeat of the Sassanian forces, which destabilized the region and thus provided the opportunity for the rise and military success of Islam in the seventh century. Using close readings of surviving texts, Bowersock sheds new light on the complex causal relationships among the Byzantine, Ethiopian, Persian, and emerging Islamic forces.


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    Title
    Empires in Collision in Late Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Emeritus of Ancient History G W Bowersock
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 95
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781611683219
    ISBN 10: 1611683211
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC1
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    DC22: 939.4
    DC21: 939.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1FB
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    LC classification: DS57 .B69 2012
    BISAC region code: 2.2.2.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG, NHDJ
    Publisher
    University Press of New England
    Imprint name
    University Press of New England
    Publication date
    15 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Hanover
    Author Information
    G. W. BOWERSOCK is professor emeritus of ancient history at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey. His most recent book is From Gibbon to Auden: Essays on the Classical Tradition.
    Review quote
    "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