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The Resource Sea of faith : Islam and Christianity in the medieval Mediterranean world, Stephen O'Shea

Sea of faith : Islam and Christianity in the medieval Mediterranean world, Stephen O'Shea

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Sea of faith : Islam and Christianity in the medieval Mediterranean world
Title
Sea of faith
Title remainder
Islam and Christianity in the medieval Mediterranean world
Statement of responsibility
Stephen O'Shea
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The shared history of Christianity and Islam began, shortly after Islam emerged in the seventh century A.D., with a question: Who would inherit the world of the Mediterranean? Sprung from the same Abrahamic source, the two faiths played out what historian O'Shea calls "sibling rivalry writ very large." Their clashes on the battlefield were balanced by long periods of coexistence and mutual enrichment, and by the end of the sixteenth century the religious boundaries of the modern world were drawn. O'Shea chronicles the meetings of minds and the collisions of armies that marked the Middle Ages--the better to understand their apparently intractable conflict today. For all the great and everlasting moments of cultural interchange and tolerance--in Cordoba, Palermo, Constantinople--the ultimate "geography of belief" was decided on the battlefield. O'Shea recounts seven pivotal battles between the forces of Christianity and Islam that shaped the Mediterranean world.--From publisher description
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O'Shea, Stephen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Mediterranean Region
  • Islamic Empire
  • Europe
  • Battles
  • East and West
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Sea of faith : Islam and Christianity in the medieval Mediterranean world, Stephen O'Shea
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-394) and index
Contents
Yarmuk 636 -- Poitiers 732 -- Córdoba -- Manzikert 1071 -- Palermo and Toledo -- Hattin 1187 -- Las Navas de Tolosa 1212 -- The sea of faith -- Constantinople 1453 and Kostantiniyye -- Malta 1565
Control code
62330766
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 411 p.
Isbn
9780802714985
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005033290
Other control number
9780802714985
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)62330766
Label
Sea of faith : Islam and Christianity in the medieval Mediterranean world, Stephen O'Shea
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-394) and index
Contents
Yarmuk 636 -- Poitiers 732 -- Córdoba -- Manzikert 1071 -- Palermo and Toledo -- Hattin 1187 -- Las Navas de Tolosa 1212 -- The sea of faith -- Constantinople 1453 and Kostantiniyye -- Malta 1565
Control code
62330766
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 411 p.
Isbn
9780802714985
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005033290
Other control number
9780802714985
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)62330766

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