International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Position of Population of Biladelsham (The Levant) on the Islamic Conquests
Dr. Mohammad Fayyad Al- Azzi

This study highlights the attitude of the population - refers herein to the people who settled in the Levant; both the nomadic or settled Arab tribes and city dwellers like Byzantines, Jews and Christians- of the Levant to the Islamic conquests. It also highlights the reasons for these differing and changing attitudes to the Arab conquerors and the key rolethe Arab tribes inhabiting the Levant played in facilitating the conquest. In addition, it focuses on why they changed their destination from the Byzantine Empire to the Arab conquerors despite their faith differences, as well as, the reasons why Jewish minorities in the Levant preferred Arab Muslims to Byzantine rule.

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