The Arab conquest of Egypt continues the story of the reign of Omar. The small bands of Arabs naturally see their conquest of Egypt as merely a chance to loot. But faced with the enormous wealth of Egypt, Omar realises that if he can extract protection money on a continuing basis, this would be better…

via The Annals of Eutychius of Alexandria (10th c. AD) – chapter 18c (part 9) — Roger Pearse

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