The Last Great War of Antiquity

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The Last Great War of Antiquity

1shikari
Mai 16, 6:26am

It's out! The book that I at least have been waiting for for ten-plus years, James Howard-Johnston's magnum opus, The Last Great War of Antiquity on the war between the Eastern Roman/Byzantine Empire and the Sasanians that followed the overthrow and murder of the Emperor Maurice in AD 602, leading to Persian conquest of the empire from Syria to Egypt, and culminating with the overthrow and murder of the Shahanshah Khusrow Parviz himself in AD 628. Four years later the Muslim futūḥ began, irrevocably changing the world from the ancient Roman/Persian rivalry to a new power dynamic – hence the last war of the title.

Howard-Johnson did a book on the sources of the war back in 2010, Witnesses to a World Crisis, but I have to admit I've not followed the scholarship recently. Can anyone update me?