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By Peter Crawford

War of the 3 Gods is an army heritage of the 1st 1/2 7th century, with heavy specialize in the reign of the japanese Roman Emperor Heraclius (AD 610-641). This was once a pivotal time in global historical past in addition to a dramatic one. The jap Roman Empire was once delivered to the very breaking point of extinction through the Sassanid Persians, earlier than Heraclius controlled to inflict a crushing defeat at the Sassanids with a determined, ultimate gambit. His conquests have been short-lived, despite the fact that, for the newly-converted adherents of Islam burst upon the quarter, administering the coup de grace to Sassanid energy and laying siege to Constantinople itself to bring in a brand new period. 

Peter Crawford skilfully narrates the three-way fight among the Christian Byzantine, Sassanid Persian and Islamic empires, a interval peopled with interesting characters, together with Heraclius, Khusro II and the Prophet Muhammad himself. a number of the epic battles and sieges are defined in as a lot element as attainable together with Nineveh, Yarmouk, Qadisiyyah and Nihawand, Jerusalem and Constantinople. The concepts and strategies of those very diverse armies are mentioned and analysed, whereas maps permit the reader to put the occasions and keep on with the various fortunes of the contending empires. this is often a thrilling and critical learn of a clash that reshaped the map of the world.

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