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636 Yarmouk & al-Qadisiyyah—Islam Triumphs

Lecture no. 8 from the course: The Decisive Battles of World History

636  Yarmouk & al-Qadisiyyah—Islam Triumphs

Taught by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

In these dramatic conflicts, the Islamic Rashidun armies toppled two long-established empires. Learn about their defeat of the Byzantine army at Yarmouk and the Sassanid forces at al-Qadisiyyah, which determined the cultural, linguistic, and religious nature of the Middle East for the next 1,500 years.

36 Lectures

1
Image of What Makes a Battle Decisive?
What Makes a Battle Decisive?
0 of 32 min
2
Image of 1274 B.C.  Kadesh—Greatest Chariot Battle
1274 B.C. Kadesh—Greatest Chariot Battle
0 of 32 min
3
Image of 479 B.C.  Plataea—Greece Wins Freedom
479 B.C. Plataea—Greece Wins Freedom
0 of 32 min
4
Image of 331 B.C.  Gaugamela—Alexander’s Genius
331 B.C. Gaugamela—Alexander’s Genius
0 of 33 min
5
Image of 197 B.C.  Cynoscephalae—Legion vs. Phalanx
197 B.C. Cynoscephalae—Legion vs. Phalanx
0 of 32 min
6
Image of 31 B.C.  Actium—Birth of the Roman Empire
31 B.C. Actium—Birth of the Roman Empire
0 of 30 min
7
Image of 260–110 B.C.  China—Struggles for Unification
260–110 B.C. China—Struggles for Unification
0 of 32 min
8
Image of 636  Yarmouk & al-Qadisiyyah—Islam Triumphs
636 Yarmouk & al-Qadisiyyah—Islam Triumphs
0 of 31 min
9
Image of 751  Talas & 1192 Tarain—Islam into Asia
751 Talas & 1192 Tarain—Islam into Asia
0 of 30 min
10
Image of 1066  Hastings—William Conquers England
1066 Hastings—William Conquers England
0 of 30 min
11
Image of 1087  Hattin—Crusader Desert Disaster
1087 Hattin—Crusader Desert Disaster
0 of 31 min
12
Image of 1260  Ain Jalut—Can the Mongols Be Stopped?
1260 Ain Jalut—Can the Mongols Be Stopped?
0 of 30 min
13
Image of 1410  Tannenberg—Cataclysm of Knights
1410 Tannenberg—Cataclysm of Knights
0 of 29 min
14
Image of Frigidus, Badr, Diu—Obscure Turning Points
Frigidus, Badr, Diu—Obscure Turning Points
0 of 29 min
15
Image of 1521  Tenochtitlán—Aztecs vs. Conquistadors
1521 Tenochtitlán—Aztecs vs. Conquistadors
0 of 30 min
16
Image of 1532  Cajamarca—Inca vs. Conquistadors
1532 Cajamarca—Inca vs. Conquistadors
0 of 30 min
17
Image of 1526 & 1556  Panipat—Babur & Akbar in India
1526 & 1556 Panipat—Babur & Akbar in India
0 of 31 min
18
Image of 1571  Lepanto—Last Gasp of the Galleys
1571 Lepanto—Last Gasp of the Galleys
0 of 31 min
19
Image of 1592  Sacheon—Yi’s Mighty Turtle Ships
1592 Sacheon—Yi’s Mighty Turtle Ships
0 of 29 min
20
Image of 1600  Sekigahara—Samurai Showdown
1600 Sekigahara—Samurai Showdown
0 of 30 min
21
Image of 1683  Vienna—The Great Ottoman Siege
1683 Vienna—The Great Ottoman Siege
0 of 30 min
22
Image of 1709  Poltava—Sweden’s Fall, Russia’s Rise
1709 Poltava—Sweden’s Fall, Russia’s Rise
0 of 30 min
23
Image of 1759  Quebec—Battle for North America
1759 Quebec—Battle for North America
0 of 29 min
24
Image of 1776  Trenton—The Revolution’s Darkest Hour
1776 Trenton—The Revolution’s Darkest Hour
0 of 29 min
25
Image of 1805  Trafalgar—Nelson Thwarts Napoleon
1805 Trafalgar—Nelson Thwarts Napoleon
0 of 30 min
26
Image of 1813  Leipzig—The Grand Coalition
1813 Leipzig—The Grand Coalition
0 of 31 min
27
Image of 1824  Ayacucho—South American Independence
1824 Ayacucho—South American Independence
0 of 31 min
28
Image of 1836  San Jacinto—Mexico’s Big Loss
1836 San Jacinto—Mexico’s Big Loss
0 of 29 min
29
Image of 1862  Antietam—The Civil War’s Bloodiest Day
1862 Antietam—The Civil War’s Bloodiest Day
0 of 30 min
30
Image of 1866  Königgrätz—Bismarck Molds Germany
1866 Königgrätz—Bismarck Molds Germany
0 of 30 min
31
Image of 1905  Tsushima—Japan Humiliates Russia
1905 Tsushima—Japan Humiliates Russia
0 of 30 min
32
Image of 1914  Marne—Paris Is Saved
1914 Marne—Paris Is Saved
0 of 28 min
33
Image of 1939  Khalkin Gol—Sowing the Seeds of WWII
1939 Khalkin Gol—Sowing the Seeds of WWII
0 of 31 min
34
Image of 1942  Midway—Four Minutes Change Everything
1942 Midway—Four Minutes Change Everything
0 of 30 min
35
Image of 1942 Stalingrad—Hitler’s Ambitions Crushed
1942 Stalingrad—Hitler’s Ambitions Crushed
0 of 30 min
36
Image of Recent & Not-So-Decisive Decisive Battles
Recent & Not-So-Decisive Decisive Battles
0 of 39 min

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