Religions that survived because of historical military conquests

In pre-modern times, religion and warfare were often closely connected, and this connection has had a major impact on world history as well as on the world we know today.
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William J. Hamblin is Professor of History at Brigham Young University,
 specializing in the ancient and medieval Near East. His first novel The Book of Malchus, (co-
authored with Neil Newell) was published in 2010.