Episode 42. Civil War.

In the episode we go through the civil war inside the Byzantine Empire that preceded the Persian conquest of Egypt, and eventually the Arab conquest

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  1. From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt: Religion, Identity and Politics After the Arab Conquest. Maged Mikhail.
  2. The Rise of the Monophysite Movement. W.H.C Frend
  3. The Early Coptic Papacy. Steven J. Davis
  4. The Story of the Church of Egypt. E.L. Butcher
  5. The History of the Patriarchs. in English, translation of 13th century “Vulgate” version by B. Evetts . Available at: http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/severus_hermopolis_hist_alex_patr_01_part1.htm#FIRST_PREFACE
  6. The Coptic Encyclopedia. Edited by Aziz A. Atiya. Available at: http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/cce
  7. The Chronicles of John, Bishop of Nikiu. John of Nikiu. Translated by R. H. Charles. Available at: http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/nikiu1_intro.htm
  8. Byzantium in the Seventh Century: The transformation of a Culture. J.F. Haldon.
  9. Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests. W.E Kaegi
  10. The Arab Conquest of Egypt. A.J. Butler.
 Music credit: Lullaby of Democracy. Doctor Turtle


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