1. M

    Sardinia, the arab raids and the formation of the Giudicati

    Today I wanna talk about a topic which many of you don't know about but which might be interesting for some of you: During the early middle ages Sardinia gains autonomy from the Byzantine empire starting from the end of the 8th century AD, one of the possible reasons for this could have been the...
  2. T

    Bulgars in the Second Arab siege of Constantinople

    I was wondering about their involvement because it seems they are often neglected in many accounts of the siege. How big was their impact and why did Khan Tervel help in the first place? Did the Byzantines reward them for their help? I am particularly interested in how the Arabs thought of them...
  3. El Cid

    What prevented Arab invasion of the Italian Peninsula?

    In 717 the vast Umayyad Caliphate tried and failed to capture Constantinople, and was destroyed by the Byzantines. For that reason (East)Europe went to Christianity later. In 732 the Battle of Tours found place in which Charles Martel smashed the Muslim army. It is debatable whether the Muslim...
  4. JaddHaidar

    How "Arab" were the Royal family of Emesa?

    To not continue derailing the Europe and Migrations thread in the chamber. The Sempsigerami of Emesa, the priest-kings of the city who ruled as Roman clients have been attested as Arabs in many sources, but many have Aramaic and non-Arab names. So from a subjective point of view how "Arab" were...
  5. H

    The Arab Conquests

    My educational video about the Arab conquest, comments are welcomed for further improvement. Ajj2Nna7gKs
  6. jameen

    Quraish's battle tactics against first Arab Muslims?

    What are the flaws of Quraish tribe the reason they were beaten by Muhammad's army in Arabia? What should the Quraish do instead in order to eliminate all of early Muslims including their leader Muhammad?
  7. jameen

    1st Muslim Arab army vs Tang army

    Do you believe that Muslim Arab army led by companions of Muhammad can beat the army of China's Tang Dynasty?
  8. A

    Information on Arab tribes migration during the Umayyad, Abbasid, and Fatimid eras?

    During the Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid, and Seljuk eras, some level of Arab migration, establishing dynasties in the conquered lands, took place. Many of the dynasties from Islamic Iberia (Al-Andalus) to Khorasan in eastern Persia claimed descent from the Arabian Peninsula and from various...
  9. R

    Which Arab army is the best relatively speaking

    Is it the Jordanians? The Iraqis seems to to have improved a lot over the past 2 years, I am including North African countries here like Algeria and Morocco.
  10. D

    Arab World Being Third World Countries

    Why is it that the Arab world, though made many scientific discoveries during their golden age such as algebra,tools on navigation,compasses,etc are now considered to be third world countries?
  11. Waterloofinalsolution

    Hitler and the Arab World. Did Hitler support Arab Nationalism?

    This is an on and on topic. White Nationalists in Europe love Hitler and strongly think that if he would have won WW2, he would have exterminated all the Muslims and Jews But when I traveled to North Africa, I noticed there are many Arab conservatives who love Hitler just as much as a White...
  12. L

    What are some good books for to learn about the medieval middle east?

    I want books that are suitable for beginners to learn about the history and culture of the medieval Islamic world.
  13. B

    Good books on arab slave trade?

    What are some good books on arab slave trade?
  14. JoanOfArc007

    Before the advent of Zionism and Arab nationalism, Jews and Palestinians lived in pea

    I felt this article offered an interesting insight into the history of Israel/Palestine...I perhaps disagree with some of the points but found it to be a worthy read, Before the advent of Zionism and Arab nationalism, Jews and Palestinians lived in peace in the holy land. .... As the Ottoman...
  15. Azad67

    Arab Administration in Sind

    The Arab administration in Sind followed the general pattern adopted by the Arab conquerors in other countries. The normal rule was to employ local talent and make minimal changes in local practices. Caliph Omar, acknowledged as the chief creator of the Arab system of administration, had laid...
  16. Romanianboy2013

    Why no one talks about ottoman and arab colonialism in Africa?

    We all focus mostly, when it comes to Africa, on Western Europe colonialism, but many forget that there were others that had possesions in African soil too. The Ottoman Empire had Libya (Tripolitania and Cirenaica) until 1912, Egypt and Sudan until 1880. The Sultanate of Oman and Zanzibar had...
  17. civfanatic

    Islam = Arab Proto-Nationalism

    I am making this thread because of off-topic discussions that have developed on other threads. In this post, I will show how the religion called "Islam" can be understood as an early form of Arab proto-nationalism. I will prove this by quoting from Arabic texts themselves, including the Quran...
  18. notgivenaway

    Should the West limit ties with Arab countries?

    We don't need their oil since we have shale gas, and we can spend on renewable energies. And they clearly don't like us, despite coming to live here..... Wouldn't it be a viable win-win situation for us to limit ties/access to the Arab world?
  19. G

    Religious demographic history and evolution from Arab conquest to Antioch capture

    I want to know the history of the evolution of religious demography in Syria from Arab conquest to the final conquest of Antioch by Turks and further till the time Muslims became a majority (if they became a majority after final Antioch capture). It is also said that only after Timur invasions...