Journals Higher Education



15 December 2011

368 Pages | 4 Maps

7 X 10 inches

ISBN: 9781846316975

Bookseller Code (06)

Theophilus of Edessa's Chronicle and the Circulation of Historical Knowledge in Late Antiquity and Early Islam

First Edition

Robert G. Hoyland

Liverpool University Press

Translated Texts for Historians LUP

A reconstruction of the lost chronicle of Theophilus of Edessa (d.785). Covering 590-760, it describes such world-changing events as the last great war of antiquity between Byzantium and Iran, the Arab conquests, the establishment of a Muslim empire, and the revolution that saw the capital of this empire shift from Damascus to Baghdad.


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