The Early Islamic Conquests

TitleThe Early Islamic Conquests
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1981
AuthorsDonner FMcGraw
Series TitlePrinceton Studies on the Near East
PublisherPrinceton University Press
CityPrinceton, NJ:

Fred McGraw Donner, B.A. 1968, Ph.D. 1975.

In this contribution to the ongoing debate on the nature and causes of the Islamic conquests in Syria and Iraq during the sixth and seventh centuries, Fred Donner argues for a necessary distinction between the causes of the conquests, the causes of their success, and the causes of the subsequent Arab migrations to the Fertile Crescent.