The East Roman Collapse and Islamic Conquest

Posted November 30, 2016 11:23 pm by Dr. Adam DeVille

As I have noted many times, including in a recent discussion about new books on Muslims and Christians in Syria, the history of those initial encounters remains quite complex, as does the process by which, gradually and haltingly, each began to define itself vis-á-vis the other. There is still much about this history and those encounters that we are learning, and a recent study sheds further light here: Olof Heilo, Eastern Rome and the Rise of Islam: History and Prophecy (Routledge, 2015), 162pp.About this book we are told:The emergence of Islam in the seventh century AD still polarises scholars who seek to

Read more ...

Send this to a friend