Part II : Arab Armies, from Egypt to Ifriqiya

Where did the Berbers come from, according to Arab genealogists of the 9th century ? How did the Arabs conquer present-day Libya ? Were children allowed to command regiments? What was Jerjir, the exarch of Carthage, doing in Sufetula ? How many Abdullahs were there at the Battle of Abadila? Why did Abdallah Ibn Zubair steal the spotlight from the commander-in-chief Ibn Saad ? And why did the Arabs withdraw from Ifriqiya after their resounding victory ?
07 April 2023
series [{"user_id":"1473","role":"Mixing and Sound Design "},{"user_id":"2571","role":"Illustration"},{"user_id":"1540","role":"Production"}] https://inkyfada.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Podcast-Ifriqiya-E2.2-La-progression-des-armees-arabes-de-lEgypte-a-Ifriqiya.mp3 Ifriqiya à l’époque de transition | Épisode 2 partie 2: La progression des armées arabes, de l’Egypte à Ifriqiya - إفريقية في العصر الانتقالي | الحلقة2 الجزء2: جيوش العرب، من مصر إلى إفريقية Épisode 2 partie 2: La progression des armées arabes, de l’Egypte à Ifriqiya - الحلقة 2 الجزء 2 : جيوش العرب، من مصر إلى إفريقية
D’où venaient les Berbères, selon les généalogistes arabes du IX siècle ? Comment les Arabes ont-ils conquis la Libye actuelle ? Les enfants avaient-ils le droit de commander des régiments ? Que faisait Jerjir l’exarque de Carthage à Sufetula ? Combien de Abdullah y avait-il à la Bataille des Abadila ? Pourquoi Abdallah Ibn Zubair y avait-il volé la vedette au commandant en chef Ibn Saad ? Pourquoi les Arabes se sont-ils retirés d’Ifriqiya après leur victoire fracassante ?

ما هي أصول البربر وفق نسّابة القرن الثالث؟ كيف فتح العرب ليبيا الحالية ؟ هل كان يحق للأطفال قيادة السرايا العسكرية ؟ مالذي كان يفعل جرجير، إكسرخس قرطاج، في سبيطلة ؟ كم كان عدد العبادلة الذين قاتلوا في معركة العبادلة ؟ لماذا خطف عبد الله بن الزبير الأضواء من القائد عبد الله بن سعد بن أبي سرح ؟ لماذا انسحب العرب من إفريقيّة بعد انتصارهم الساحق؟
Created by
Ghassen Amami
Mixing and Sound Design
Oussema Gaidi
Xeima Mateu
Rym Amami

In this second part of episode 2, we pick up the historical narrative where we left off at the end of episode 1.

In the 30s of the 12th century, Arab armies brought down the Sassanid Persian Empire and seized its vast possessions. The Arabs took from the Byzantine Empire all its Syrian provinces and commander Amr ibn Al-As conquered Egypt in 642 AD-21H. To reach Byzantine Africa, he had to pass through Cyrenaica, where the Arabs crossed paths with the first Berber tribe, the Laouata.

A young captain from his own family, Oqba Ibn Nafaa, participated in his westward progress, which stopped at Tripoli, taken in 23H. It was Abdallah Ibn Saad, Ibn Al-As's successor at the head of Egypt, who commanded the first Arab campaign in Ifriqiya and who faced the Patrice Grégoire, aka Jerjir, whose army was six times larger than his own.

  * The podcast director extends his sincere thanks to the honorable professors Adnan El Ghali and Nouri Boukhchim.  

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Ifriqiya in Transition

"Ifriqiya in Transition" is a podcast that takes you on a journey through one of the most unique periods in history. It covers the province of Roman and Byzantine Africa, which later became known as Ifriqiya to the Arabs. The podcast explores the indigenous Berber peoples and their long history of assimilating different languages and religions. It also covers the arrival of the Arabs, who faced decades of war before they could establish themselves. Six distinguished Tunisian academics, historians and archaeologists, had the great kindness to join us on this journey through time.

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