Episode 46. Knocking at the Door

 The Arab armies conquer Syria and Palestine and achieve a total victory at Yarmuk



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Full Episode:



  1. From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt: Religion, Identity and Politics After the Arab Conquest. Maged Mikhail.
  2. Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam. Fred Donner
  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 and the Early Islamic Conquests. W.E Kaegi
  9. The Early Islamic Conquests. Fred Donner
  10. The Arab Conquest of Egypt. A.J. Butler.
 Music credit: Lullaby of Democracy. Doctor Turtle


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