For this booklet, as far as its function is anxious, maybe no apology is required. It goals at developing a background, right now huge and particular, of theS aracen conquest of Egypt. No such background has but been written, even supposing scattered essays at the topic can be chanced on from Gibbon onwards short sketches or chapters in a few wider treatise upon the Roman or the Arab empire. certainly the truth that no critical and minute examine upon the conquest exists in any language isn't really a bit amazing: however it has been regularly as a result of explanations the scantiness of the fabric obtainable to dull scholars, and the complete wish of contract one of the specialists, usual or unexpected, japanese or western. the topic therefore has been wrapped in profound obscurity; to go into upon it was once to go into a dark labyrinth of contradictions. this can look exaggerated language: however it is not any greater than the reality, and it really is borne out via the opinion of a truly famous author, Mr. E. W. Brooks, who says: there's scarcely any vital occasion in background of which the money owed are so obscure and so discrepant because the trap of A lexandria. the entire historical past of the irruption of theS aracens into the [R oman] empire is certainly darkish and vague: yet of the entire occasions of this darkish interval the conquest of Egypt is the darkest To render this obscurity in a few Myzaniim sche Zeilsckrift, 1895, p. 435.
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