Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Yarmouk (636) ends

If you were inclined to rank the most important battles in world history, the Battle of Yarmouk probably should be pretty high on your list. It eliminated, over the course of one 6-day battle, almost the entirety of the Byzantine Empire’s military presence south of the Taurus Mountains, leaving Syria and the rest of the… Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Yarmouk (636) ends

Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Yarmouk (636)

If you were inclined to rank the most important battles in world history, the Battle of Yarmouk probably should be pretty high on your list. It eliminated, over the course of one 6-day battle, almost the entirety of the Byzantine Empire’s military presence south of the Taurus Mountains, leaving Syria and the rest of the… Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Yarmouk (636)

Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Yarmouk (636)

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This is another anniversary that regular readers will already know something about. If you were inclined to rank the most important battles in world history, the Battle of Yarmouk should be pretty high on your list. It crushed, over the course of one 6-day battle,…

Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Yarmouk (636)

This is another anniversary that regular readers will already know something about. If you were inclined to rank the most important battles in world history, the Battle of Yarmouk probably should be pretty high on your list. It eliminated, over the course of one 6-day battle, almost the entirety of the Byzantine Empire’s military presence… Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Yarmouk (636)