Russ Rodgers

in The Generalship of Muhammad

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780813037660
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813043104 | DOI:

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Muhammad exploited his treaty with the Quraysh, using the lull in combat to besiege and capture Khaybar and employing a surrogate to continue raiding Qurayshi caravans. Within this context, chapter 7 examines the consequences of Muhammad's ongoing raids against neighboring tribes, which ultimately enabled him to raise a large enough coalition army to make his final triumphant march on Makkah. The logistics of each of these operations and the means by which Muhammad supported his forces in the field are detailed. Muhammad's first deep raids north into Byzantine territory culminated in the defeat of the Muslim army at Mu'tah. With particular attention to the logistical difficulties the Muslim army faced, these raids are closely examined in chapter 7, as is the Tabuk campaign-another effort by Muhammad to raid Byzantine lands. Chapter 7 closes on examination of the Muslim forces' near defeat at the battle of Hunayn and their failed attempt to besiege the hostile city of al-Ta'if.

Keywords: Khaybar; Makkah; Mu'tah; Tabuk; Byzantines; Hunayn; al-Ta'if; logistics

Chapter.  15562 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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