The Persians in the Roman Near East (602–630 AD)

@article{Foss2002ThePI,
  title={The Persians in the Roman Near East (602–630 AD)},
  author={C. Foss},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={13},
  pages={149 - 170}
}
  • C. Foss
  • Published 2002
  • History
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
Abstract When the decisive battle of the Yarmuk in 636 AD gave the Muslim Arabs control of Syria, they gained a land that had been Roman for 700 years. Yet in the memory of most of its inhabitants, their recent subjection to the Sassanian Persians would have been fresh and even dominant. The forces of Chosroes II, which had controlled Syria for a generation, had only been withdrawn in 630. Anyone who had reached adulthood by the time the Arabs arrived had already experienced the Persian… Expand

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