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The Early Muslim Raids Into Anatolia And Byzantine Reactions Under Emperor Constans II

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The most crucial imperial reign for Byzantine-Muslim encounters in the seventh century, other than that of Heraclius himself, is that of his grandson, the enigmatic Constans II. Yet his military and diplomatic activities in Anatolia between 641 and 663 and in the central and western Mediterranean between 663 and his assassination in 668 in Syracuse, Sicily have presented something of a riddle and have puzzled many historians. This chapter re-examines problems that relate to his efforts to check or reverse the Early Islamic Conquests in the east, with special attention to Anatolia. It looks at the larger historical context for these momentous Muslim-Christian encounters. The chapter examines Anatolia in the context of Constans II’s reign. Indeed even the cause for Constans II’s stay in Italy emerges from a longer historical context that preceded his arrival in spring 663 in southern Italy.

Keywords: Anatolia; Byzantine; emperor Constans II; Islamic Conquests; Muslim-Christian encounters



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