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  • The Throne of Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam | G. W. Bowersock

    The Throne of Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By G. W. Bowersock
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    Using the writings of Cosmas and a wealth of other historical and archaeological evidence from the period, eminent historian G. W. Bowersock carefully reconstructs this fascinating but overlooked chapter in pre-Islamic Arabian history. The flashpoint of the war, Bowersock tells us, occurred when Yusuf, the Jewish king of Himyar, massacred hundreds of Christians living in Najran. The Christian ruler of Ethiopia, Kaleb, urged on by the Byzantine emperor Justin, led a force of 120,000 men across the Red Sea to defeat Yusuf.

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