IJSSH 2013 Vol.3(1): 26-29 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2013.V3.186

Arab-Byzantine Relations under the Umayyad Caliphate and South Caucasus

Nani Gelovani
Abstract—From the 7th century began struggle between the Arab Caliphate and the Byzantine Empire for the rule in South Caucasus (Soviet Transcaucasia). This struggle continued for a long time with changeable success. A comparison of the evidence of the various sources with historical facts already known and discussed earlier in historical literature enables in a number of cases to concretise or specify separate problems of the history of the Caliphate and of Byzantium in the early period of their interrelations. The 680s are one of the important periods in the history of Caliphate-Byzantine relations in South Caucasus. The paper discusses some questions of the title problem: the date of the Arab-Byzantine peace treaty, Arab-Byzantine Peace Agreements. These questions are discussed on the basis of a critical analysis of the evidence of various primary sources (Georgian, Armenian, Arabic, Syrian, Greek).

Index Terms—Arab caliphate, byzantine empire, south caucasus, caliphate-byzantine relations.

Nani Gelovani is with the Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia (e-mail: nanagelov@yahoo.com).

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Cite:Nani Gelovani, "Arab-Byzantine Relations under the Umayyad Caliphate and South Caucasus," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 26-29, 2013.

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