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The Two Falls of Rome in Late Antiquity

The Arabian Conquests in Comparative Perspective

Authors: Wakeley, James Moreton

  • Explores the story of the end of Rome through both Western and Eastern lenses
  • Applies a comparative approach to the sources of the conquests of Rome from the fifth and seventh centuries
  • Advocates the integration of new scholarly techniques towards the end of the ancient world
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About this book

This book offers a radical perspective on what are conventionally called the Islamic Conquests of the seventh century.  Placing these earthshattering events firmly in the context of Late Antiquity, it argues that many of the men remembered as the fanatical agents of Muḥammad probably did not know who the prophet was and had, in fact, previously fought for Rome or Persia.  The book applies to the study of the collapse of the Roman Near East techniques taken from the historiography of the fall of the Roman West.  Through a comparative analysis of medieval Arabic and European sources combined with insights from frontier studies, it argues that the two falls of Rome involved processes far more similar than traditionally thought.  It presents a fresh approach to the century that witnessed the end of the ancient world, appealing to students of Roman and medieval history, Islamic Studies, and advanced scholars alike.     

About the authors

James Moreton Wakeley is currently reading for a D.Phil. in early Islamic history at Lincoln College, Oxford, UK.  He previously studied Classics at Clare College, Cambridge, UK.  He is the co-editor of an essay collection on cross-cultural exchange in the late Roman and Byzantine world and has written for History Today.  

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • A Sibling Rivalry

    Pages 1-8

    Wakeley, James Moreton

  • The Two Falls of Rome in Late Antiquity

    Pages 9-24

    Wakeley, James Moreton

  • The Problem of the Islamic Sources

    Pages 25-34

    Wakeley, James Moreton

  • History for Purposes Other than History

    Pages 35-48

    Wakeley, James Moreton

  • Making ‘Muslims’ on the March

    Pages 49-68

    Wakeley, James Moreton

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-69796-3
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Softcover $54.99
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  • Due: 2 de febrero de 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88843-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Two Falls of Rome in Late Antiquity
Book Subtitle
The Arabian Conquests in Comparative Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69796-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69796-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69795-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88843-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 109
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