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Dr. Clarke was drafted into the army on September 1941. He considered himself one of the best clerks and one of the worst soldiers the army ever had. He couldn't shoot, he didn't like the hot sun, he didn't like to go on those all night trips, but he was a wizard at administration.
Rome's hold over its far-flung provinces weakens. In North Afrika, it faces a new and fierce challenge: Islam. The Arabs, noticing the weakness of the Romans in North Afrika, began to court the favor of the Afrikans. Arabs convinced the local Afrikan population to join in the struggle against a common oppressor. They also convinced many of them to abandon their traditional beliefs and pledge their allegiance to Allah. The Afrikans assumed that by supporting the Arabs, they would get the Romans off their back. They were right.
Through his studies, Dr. Clarke learned Afrika didn't originally define themselves by continent but more so by regions. Afrika as a continent began to be defined by foreigners. In North Afrika, the Romans had a province called Afrique which then became Afrika. The history, both known and hidden, of the land where time began has been a primary focus of Dr. Clarke's scholarship throughout his long career.