Barbarian Knights: From Resistance to Conquest

How did Byzantium react to the seizure of Carthage? What religion was the Kahina, queen of the Aurès Berbers? What is the second military base established by the Arabs in Ifriqiya? Who was the first governor of the largest Umayyad province? In what context did the resisting Berbers join the Arab troops?
18 April 2023
series [{"user_id":"1473","role":"Mixing & Sound Design"},{"user_id":"2571","role":"Illustration"},{"user_id":"1540","role":"Editorial Support & Production"}] https://inkyfada.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Podcast-Ifriqiya-E5-Cavaliers-berberes-de-la-resitance-a-la-conquete.mp3 Ifriqiya à l’époque de transition | Épisode 5 : La cavalerie berbère : de la résistance à la conquête - إفريقية في العصر الانتقالي | الحلقة 5 : فرسان البربر: من المقاومة الى الفتح Épisode 5 : La cavalerie berbère : de la résistance à la conquête - الحلقة 5 : فرسان البربر: من المقاومة الى الفتح
كيف كانت ردة فعل الإمبراطورية البيزنطية، عند سقوط قرطاج على أيدي العرب؟ ما هي ديانة الكاهنة، ملكة الأوراس البربرية ؟ ما هي القاعدة العسكرية الثانية التي أسسها العرب في إفريقية ؟ من هو الوالي الذي  أهدى الدولة الأموية  أكبر مقاطعة فيها؟ وفي أي إطار انضم البربر المقاومون للجيوش العربية ؟
Comment Byzance a-t-elle réagi à la prise de Carthage? De quelle religion la Kahina, reine berbère des Aurès était-elle ? Quelle est la seconde base militaire établie par les Arabes en ifriqiya ? Qui était le premier gouverneur de la plus grande province omeyyade? Dans quel cadre les Berbères résistants ont-ils rejoint les troupes arabes?
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Ghassen Amami
Mixing & Sound Design
Oussema Gaidi
Xeima Mateu
Editorial Support & Production
Rym Amami

Hassen Ibn Nooman was repelled by the Kahina who ruled over Ifriqiya for five years. It was after the reoccupation of Carthage by the Byzantines that the Caliph Abd Al-Malik provided him with supporting forces that allowed him to reconquer Ifriqiya in 698 AD and establish a naval base between Tunis and Radès. The Zenata cavalry of the Kahina joined the Arabs after the defeat of their queen. Around 705 AD, Hassen was replaced by Musa Ibn Nusayr. No longer dependent on Egypt, this governor extended Umayyad power over the Maghreb and then into Andalusia, thanks to the Berber contingents led by his lieutenant Tarik Ibn Ziad in 711 AD. After the downfall of the Nusayrid clan, the new governors sent by Damascus had antagonistic policies towards the Berbers.

We are pleased to have as our guests, Mr. Fathi Bahri, historian and archaeologist specializing in the Middle Ages, former director general of the INP, Mr. Mohamed Ben Abbes, historian specializing in Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages, Mr. Mohamed Hasan, historian specializing in the Middle Ages, and Mr. Faouzi Mahfoudh, archaeologist and historian specializing in Islamic art and architecture and former General Director of the INP (National Heritage Institute).

*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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