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The Throne of Adulis

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300 pages
The Kings of Axum were self-appointed protectors of the Christians and received the support of the Eastern Roman (or Early Byzantine) Empire.In subsequent centuries, this figure became known as Cosmas Indicopleustes.
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The Throne of Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam (G

The Throne of Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam

Though little known today, this was an international war that involved both the Byzantine Empire, who had established Christian churches in Ethiopia beginning in the While the expansion of the Kingdom of Axum (roughly modern Erithrea and parts of Ethiopia) in all directions is retraced and explained, one of the most interesting parts is its growing involvement with Southern Arabia (roughly modern Yemen and Oman).A fourth century work traditionally (but probably incorrectly) ascribed to the writer Palladius of Galatia, relates the journey of an anonymous Egyptian lawyer ( scholasticus) to India in order to investigate Brahmin philosophy. They had been amazing and never failed to amaze. Simon There are not Tom Holland style interpretations to be found here and although some may feel that it makes the story somewhat "dry", it also makes it less far-fetched, even if, at times, the author does tend to repeat himself.