TITLE

THE LOST SECRET OF GREEK FIRE

AUTHOR(S)
Heydt, Bruce
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Military History;Apr2006, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a history of the Greek fire, the Dark Ages' most terrifying weapon of mass destruction against the advancing Arab enemies of the Constantinople. The rise of Islam at the beginning of the 7th century presaged centuries of conflict with the Byzantine Empire. The jihad led by military commanders of the new faith toppled one outlying city after another. In 634 Caliph Omar attacked Syria. Emperor Heraclius' Byzantine army suffered defeat at Ajnadain in the same year.
ACCESSION #
20042235

 

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