n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - The border troops of the Roman-Byzantine
Southern Egyptian : problems and remarks on the role of the African and 'black' African military units : research article

Volume 94, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1018-9556



This article examines the composition of the Roman-Byzantine border troops of the Egyptian-Nubian with special reference to the role of African and 'black' African units or individual soldiers as . Their role during the Muslim Arab conquest of Egypt is assessed with special reference to Copts, Beja and Nubians. Attention is also given to the episode of the so-called 'common' Byzantine-Axumite fight against the 'Homeritai' of Dhu Nuwas (during the reign of Justin I).

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