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  Roman Emperors - DIR Battle Descriptions
Battle of Sarmizegetusa (Sarmizegetuza), A.D. During Trajan's reign one of the most important Roman successes was the victory over the Dacians.The first important confrontation between the Romans and the Dacians took place in the year 87 and was initiated by Domitian.
Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, A.D. During Augustus's reign (27 B.C.-14 A.D..), probably the greatest disaster suffered by the Romans was the defeat in the Teutoburg forest when the former proconsul of Africa, Publius Quinctilius Varus, together with three legions (XVII, XVIII, and XIX), six cohorts and three squadrons of cavalry (alae) were practically slaughtered.
Battle of Yarmuk, A.D. During the reign of Heraclius this battle was fought between Romans and Arabs in the Jordan valley in the Roman province of Palestine.
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 Battle of Yarmouk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Yarmouk (also spelled Yarmuk, Yarmuq or Hieromyax) took place between the Muslims and the Byzantine Empire in 636.
It is considered by some historians to have been one of the most significant battles in the history of the world, since it marked the first great wave of Muslim conquests outside Arabia, and heralded the rapid advance of Islam into Christian Palestine, Syria and Mesopotamia.
The battle took place only four years after the prophet Muhammad died in 632.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Yarmuk   (513 words)

  
 Access Islam
Battle of Uhud, Muslim forces are defeated by the Meccans outside of Medina.
Muslims defeat the Byzantines at the Battle of Ajnadayn in Palestine.
Muslims defeat the Persian Sassanids in the Battle of Qadisiyya.
www.thirteen.org /edonline/accessislam/timeline560.html   (635 words)

  
 DJ->Letters to the editor
In battle “Aleece” between Muslims and Persians, Muslims under command of Khalid bin Al-Waleed were 18,000, the Persians were 150,000, ratio of 1:8.33.
At that battle Muslims were defeated losing 6,000 killed while Byzantine army entered the battle with a portion of its forces consisting of 150,000 soldiers against 24,000 Muslims.
Al-Yarmuk battle which the army sizes were different, the 150,000 Byzantine soldiers that defeated Khalid bin Saeed consisted about half of the total Byzantine army in Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Turkey which was a total of 336,000 soldiers according to Byzantine records they were paying the soldiers their salaries.
www.defencejournal.com /2003-07/lte-e.htm   (727 words)

  
 Medieval Sourcebook: Al-Baladhuri: The Battle Of The Yarmuk (636)
Medieval Sourcebook: Al-Baladhuri: The Battle Of The Yarmuk (636)
In the face of the Muslim expansion, the Byzantine emperor Heraclius gathered a large army which met the Muslim army at the Battle of the Yarmuk in Syria on 20 August 636.
In this battle 'Amir ibn-abi-Wakkas az-Zu'hri fell a martvr.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/yarmuk.html   (1124 words)

  
 World History 600- 700 AD
At the battle of Nineveh, the forces of Heraclius (the Byzantine Emperor), defeated the forces of the Sassanid Empire.
The Arab forces defeated the Byzantines at the Battle of Yarmuk.
Ali defeats the rebels at the Battle of the Camels.
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 Omar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Once the Battle of Yarmuk ended, and the Muslims were ever grateful for the vic­tory, Khalid rescinded from his position.
Battle of the Bridge was a disaster, quite a defeat for the Muslims.
The Battle of Qadisiya was a brilliant victory for the Muslims.
islamicbooks.info /H-6-Khulafaa/6-Omar.htm   (6805 words)

  
 Military History Online
In command of the Muslim army at Yarmuk was Khalid Ibn al Walid (???-642).
The Battle of Yarmuk took place from the 15th-20th of August, 636 A.D. After years of raids, skirmishes, counterattacks, and negotiations the assembled armies of the East Roman Empire and the Islamic Caliphate met on the field of battle.
The first day of this six day battle begin with dueling by champions of each side, a common event in battles of the time, with Muslim sources recording a string of victories.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /muslimwars/articles/yarmuk.aspx   (2605 words)

  
 The educational encyclopedia, medieval history
Battle of Hastings (1066) Harold the Second and Duke William fight for the throne of England.
Battle of Pinkie Cleugh The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, along the banks of the River Esk near Musselburgh on 10 September 1547, was part of the War of the Rough Wooing,....
Battle of Stamford Bridge it was the last Viking battle on English soil and ended the Viking era of English history
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Byzantine defeat at the battle of Yarmuk in 636 led to the loss of Syria, rapidly followed by Egypt and other North African possessions.
The defeat at the Yarmuk 'exposed the Byzantines' fallacious assumption that they were dealing with mere beduin, rather than the co- ordinated army of a new state' (137), but some discussion of how justified the Byzantines were in this assumption would be in order.
This is clearly not one but two battles and one of the Arab traditions (Tabari) suggests a month-long interval between the first clashes and the breakout from the wadi.
www.infomotions.com /serials/bmmr/bmmr-9410-elton-byzantium.txt   (1513 words)

  
 Heraclius
At the Battle of Nineveh (627), the joint Khazar-Byzantine force routed the Persian forces of King Khusro II.
When the Saracens invaded Syria and Palestine in 634, he was unable to oppose them personally, and his generals failed him.
The Battle of Yarmuk[?] in that year resulted in a crushing defeat for the larger Roman army and within three years, Syria and Palestine were lost again.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/he/Heraclius.html   (623 words)

  
 The Battle of Yarmuk
It is not well known but is considered one of the most important battles in the history of the world because it was a major defeat for the Byzintine Empire and resulted in many more Islamic military conquests.
The battle of Yarmuk in 636 was a turning point in history.
The sixth and final day of the battle began with skirmishing between the formations of Gargis and Abu 'Ubaida, during which Gargis was killed.
www.bibleprophecyrevealed.us /2003/yarmuk.html   (617 words)

  
 DJ->Book Reviews
This is a remarkable battle by a remarkable soldier.
In many ways it is similar to the battle of Stalingrad where the Russian defenders finally broke an all conquering Nazi Army.
The reader is taken inside the battle, inside the antagonists heads and sometimes even the speeches they gave to remobilize a crumbling army to regroup and eventual victory.
www.defencejournal.com /2003-07/br.htm   (1356 words)

  
 Yarmuk AD 636 — www.greenwood.com
Description: The battle of Yarmuk was the single most crushing blow suffered by the Byzantine Empire until the battle of Manzikert in 1071.
The awful fate of the fleeing Byzantine soldiers was remembered for several generations until it was recorded in early Islamic histories.
An analysis of the differing performances of the two armies at Yarmuk, and a look at the battlefield today completes this interesting examination of one of the key battles in the history of the Middle East.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/C8833.aspx   (240 words)

  
 Haldon, The Byzantine Wars
The battle of Solachon against the Persians in 586 is described as an illustration of what a well led Byzantine army could do against the odds when they beat a larger Persian army in around half an hour.
Haldon then proceeds straight to the key battle of Yarmuk (636), which broke the Byzantine hold on Syria.
The wars with the Bulgars are described, focusing on the disastrous battles of Pliska (811) and Versinikia (813).
www.deremilitari.org /REVIEWS/haldon_byzwar.htm   (984 words)

  
 Roman Emperors - DIR Alphabetic Emperor Index
If there was a series of battles in a specific location, click on that year in which you are interested.
Battle of Abrittus, A.D. Battle of Adrianople, A.D. Battle of Actium, B.C. Battle of Ad Decimum, A.D. Battle of Akroinon, A.D. Siege of Alexandria, A.D. Siege of Amida, A.D. Battle of Anchialos, A.D. Battle of Angora, AD 1402
Sieges of Ctesiphon, A.D. Battle of Dara, A.D. Battle of Edessa, A.D. Battle of Frigidus River, A.D. Battle of Issus, A.D. Siege of Jerusalem, A.D. Battle of Kossovo, AD 1389,1448.
www.roman-emperors.org /battles.htm   (205 words)

  
 Killings for Islam
Battle of Yarmuk, victory by the Muslims over the Byzantine Empire in (then Christian) Syria, 636.
The Islamic invasion of western Europe was halted at the Battle of Tours (also called the Battle of Poitiers), France, 732.
The Battle of Vienna, 1683, was the high water mark of the jihad's threat to western Europe.
markhumphrys.com /islam.killings.html   (2573 words)

  
 The Crusades Remembered
The Battle of Yarmuk that took place on August 20, 636 beside river Yarmuk, a tributary of river Jordan, witnessed Arab Muslims making a dent in Christian Byzantine Empire.
The united Italian fleet, blessed by the Pope, gave them battle, and routed themÂ…By 884 they were expelled from the peninsula.
On such chances of battle hung the theology of billions of men" (The Age of Faith P. The Crusades were not inspired by religious motives alone.
www.aina.org /guesteds/20051126120420.htm   (1186 words)

  
 Did Hadrat Umar (r) restrict women from attending mosque?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In reporting the participation of Muslim women in the battle of Yarmuk which took place during Hadrat Umar’s (r) Khilafat, Ibn Jarir Tabari in his Tarikh at-Tabari reports:
Abu Umama narrates that Muslim women fought in the battle of Yarmuk and Abu Sufian's Daughter Juwairia came out to fight along with a group of women.
Furthermore, "Attiyah ibn al-Harith narrates from an eye witness that in the battle of Qadisia, the largest number of women were from the people of Bajeela and Nakha'.
www.globalfront.com /nabic_archive/mosque_women.html   (485 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Yarmuk AD 636: The Muslim conquest of Syria (Campaign): Books: David Nicolle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I must admit that even the 2D and 3D maps are pretty lame, as it is exceedingly difficult to tell between the armies (there are about 6 of them in the 2D maps, their movements are all in the same color, and the only difference between them is the minute spaces between the dashed lines).
I find it odd that most military historians omit the Battle of Yarmuk in their descriptions of great battles.
It describes the crucial events of the battle each day it lasted, and includes funny anecdotes such as the actions of Hind bint Utbah, Abu Sufyan's formidable wife, who took part in the battle.
www.amazon.com /Yarmuk-AD-636-conquest-Campaign/dp/1855324148   (1533 words)

  
 The Rise of Islam During its First 50 Years
In the first battle against the Persians, the Battle of Chains, the Muslims emerged victorious while the Persians suffered a humiliating defeat.
In the battle of Basra, the Muslims emerged victorious against the Byzantines.
This was one of the most decisive battles in history and it sealed the fate of the Persian Empire.
www.albalagh.net /kids/history/rise.shtml   (1672 words)

  
 Khalid bin Al-Waleed: The Sword of Allah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
By sunrise both armies stood in battle order, facing each other across the centre of the Plain of Yarmuk, a little less than a mile apart.
Thus an hour passed during which no one stirred and the soldiers awaited the start of a battle which, according to the chroniclers, "began with sparks of fire and ended with a raging conflagration", and of which "each day was more violent than the day before." 2
From the Muslim side Khalid rode out, delighted at the thought that the battle would begin with himself fighting a duel.
www.swordofallah.com /html/bookchapter35page1.htm   (690 words)

  
 History of Jihad against the Byzantine Christians of Syria, Jordan and Turkey (634-1453)
At the Battle of the Yarmuk (river), between the Muslim Arabs and the Byzantines, the Muslim Arabs were losing the battle in the initial stages.
The battle of Manzikert saw a repeat of the history of defection of a Muslim contingent, an act that was seen at the Battle of Qadissiyah between the Sassanids and the Arab Muslims, this had once again proved that a Muslim soldier can never be loyal to a non-Muslim commander.
At the battle of Manzikert, the Muslim Seljuk Turks attacked the Byzantines at noon and then feigned a retreat and withdrew to higher ground to catch the Byzantine army in the valley by surprise.
www.historyofjihad.org /byzantine.html   (7609 words)

  
 Day of Decision: The Battle of Tours - Associated Content
The Battle of Tours took place in the Loire Valley, between Tours and Poitiers.
Most accounts of the battle suggest that the two armies confronted one another for seven days with little but minor skirmishes.
Because of the battle, Charles acquired the nickname “Martel” meaning “the Hammer.” He continued to drive the Muslims out of France, defeating Muslim Armies at the River Berre and Narbonne.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/13948/day_of_decision_the_battle_of_tours.html?page=2   (596 words)

  
 The Caliphate: Its Rise, Decline, and Fall - From Original Sources [Chapter 17]
The loss on the Muslim side was also considerable, but it was as nothing compared to what they gained by this battle.
Many of the "Companions" lost their lives, and many bore the marks of wounds received there to their graves; but now Khalid could declare that "Syria sat as quiet as a camel." They could now for the first time call Syria their own.
Damascus was again in their hands in the same month in which the battle was fought, exactly twelve months after its first capture.
www.answering-islam.org /Books/Muir/Caliphate/chap17.htm   (1230 words)

  
 American Muslims and U.S. Foreign Policy: What are their major objectives, and how are they being implemented?
Unfortunately, it was followed by a lot of setbacks, but in the long run the Muslims finally, at the battle of Yarmuk in present-day Jordan, secured the west and, at the battle of Qadisiyah in present-day Iraq, opened the east.
American Muslims really have won their battle of Badr: that first small battle, the battle of Burger King.
I believe that within the next five or ten years they're going to win their battle of Yarmuk, and their battle of Qadisiyah.
www.mepc.org /forums_chcs/19.asp   (10010 words)

  
 Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion | Bridging the Mediterranean
In the United States a dead-heat battle raged between two presidential candidates, with the incumbent president eventually winning a second term in the most coveted seat of power in the world, the White House.
Other battles raged in Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan, with intensity and a considerable number of casualties.
Apart from traders who plodded the caravan routes between Mecca, Medina and Damascus, one of the earliest and most significant contacts between the nomadic tribes of the Arabian Peninsula and the Byzantine empire was the Arab victory over Byzantine forces in the battle of Yarmuk in 634.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2004/716/op3.htm   (1242 words)

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