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The Red Sea from Byzantium to the Caliphate: AD 500-1000

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This book examines the historic process traditionally referred to as the fall of Rome and rise of Islam from the perspective of the Red Sea, a strategic waterway linking the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean and a distinct region incorporating Africa with Arabia. The transition from Byzantium to the Caliphate is contextualized in the contestation of regional hegemony betwe ...more
Hardcover, 363 pages
Published December 30th 2012 by American University in Cairo Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Nadia Amw
Jan 12, 2015 rated it did not like it
Too much irrelevant sections with erroneous conclusion. Discusses the early Islamic period but says nothing. The bibliography is good for researchers of the region, a ready-made one.
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