But the quarrels which led to the murder of Othman were fomented not so much in Arabia as in Kufa and Basra and Fostat.
For thirty years after the peace of Utrecht the Provinces kept themselves free from entanglement in the quarrels of their neighbours.
Now the survivors return home and hold a love-feast, in which all quarrels are healed, all trespasses forgiven.
His temper was what the French happily call a difficult one, and his life was consequently enlivened or disturbed by various literary quarrels.
But quarrels soon took place, and the Goths under Fritigern defeated Valens in a great battle near Adrianople (378).