Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-356) and index.
The late Roman Erythra Thalassa, ca. 325-525
Contested hegemony, ca. 525-685
The long eighth century, ca. 685-830
The early Islamic Bahr al-Qulzum, ca. 830-970
The Long late antiquity from the perspective of the Red Sea.
"This book examines the historic process traditionally referred to as the fall of Rome and the rise of Islam from the perspective of the Red Sea, a strategic waterway linking the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean and a distinct region incorporating Africa with Arabia"--Dust jacket flap.