Muslims defeated a Roman army at Yarmuk, in Syria, in The Battle of Yarmuk is now little remembered, but its outcome forever changed. The collapse of Byzantium’s military position in the near-east was sealed by the Battle of Yarmuk (also spelled Yarmouk) in AD Indeed, it is no exaggeration . The Battle of Yarmuk, fought in AD, was the turning point in Arab history that put a stop to any future Muslim attempt to expand into Europe. Fought between.

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Large wooden or wickerwork shields were used.

Yarmuk, Battle of

But Khalid deemed yarmku to be in reach and he declined the offer. The Byzantine left center was attacked at its rear by Khalid’s cavalry and was finally broken.

Harnessing the zeal of Arabia’s new religion, Caliph Abu Bakr devised a plan of action to expand the tiny Rashidun Caliphate beyond his peoples wildest dreams.

Meanwhile, there had been rapid political development in the Arabian Peninsula, where Muhammad had been preaching Islam and byhe had successfully united most of Arabia under a single political authority. Mac Mahmood November 9, 8: The legacy of the Battle of Yarmuk was both abttle reaching and profound. Sign In Don’t have an account?

He had an exclusively Christian Arab force of 60 men. He did not wish to engage in a single pitched battle but rather yarmuo employ central position and fight the enemy in detail by concentrating large forces against each of the Muslim corps before they could consolidate their troops.


I would love to see more long videos like this one. Seeking to halt Muslim expansion, the Byzantines rallied all available forces. Jonathan Webb September 11, uarmuk The lightly armed Byzantine troops and the archers carried a small shield, a bow hung from the shoulder across the back and a quiver of arrows. Siege of Damascusanother battle featuring Khalid Ibn al-Walid: At midday, after losing a number of commanders in the duels, Vahan ordered a limited attack with a third of his infantry forces to test the strength and strategy of the Muslim army and, using their overwhelming numerical and weaponry superiority, achieve a breakthrough wherever the Muslim battle line was weak.

Cool post, firstly some people need to stop it with the religious mumbo jumbo whether Muslim or Christian. The battle itself occurred over the course of six days.

Battle of Yarmouk – Wikipedia

Had Heraclius’ forces prevailed, the modern world would be so changed as to be unrecognizable. Thank you very baytle for that great effort. This contribution has not yet been formally edited by Britannica. Ensure you hit F5 or View Show Animation not displaying properly?

He feared a general attack on a broad front which he wouldn’t be able to repulse and as a precaution ordered Abu Ubaidah and Yazid on the left centre and the left wings respectively to attack the Byzantine armies at the respective fronts.

Battle of Yarmuk, 636

Under this three-pronged flanking manoeuvrethe Byzantines fell back. Your four points were stated or and there is no way I can expand on them.


What bothered him the most was the loss of one of his commanders. It is battel for being the very first occasion in history when Mongols were decisively defeated.

Most of the conclusions I came to during research for this battle were based on assumptions but I also believe them to very logical assumptions based on Arab and Western historians.

I would like to make a few pertinent points: So he went back into the ranks. There he advised Abu Ubaidah to pull the troops back from Palestine and from Northern and Central Syria, and then to concentrate the entire Rashidun army in one place. While Khalid and his mobile guard were dealing with the Armenian front throughout the afternoon, the situation on the other end was worsening.

Walaja has been released: Rutgers University Press, The Byzantines had for centuries avoided engaging in large-scale decisive battles, and the concentration of their forces created logistical strains for which the empire was ill-prepared.

Early on 19 Augustthe fifth day of the battle, Vahan sent an emissary to the Muslim camp for a truce for the next few days so that fresh negotiations could be held. He was removed by the Caliph because men were attributing his victories to him and not to Allah.