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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

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

Greg Fisher

Geoffrey Greatrex

Conor Whately

Philip Wood

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.003.0006

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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