Sea of Faith: Christianity and Islam in the Medieval Mediterranean World

Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Limited, 19.7.2007 - 432 sivua

The long, shared history of Christianity and Islam began in the early seventh century AD with a question: Who would inherit the Greco-Roman world of Mediterranean? Sprung from the same source, the two faiths played out over the millennium what historian Stephen O'Shea calls "a sibling rivalry writ very large." Their cataclysmic 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 born.

O'Shea chronicles both the meeting of minds and the collisions of armies that marked the interaction of Cross and Crescent in the Middle Ages-the better to understand their apparently intractable conflict today.

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This is a very well written military history of the medieval Mediterranean. O’Shea gives a detailed description of ten key battles spanning nine centuries and an insightful cultural history of the ... Lue koko arvostelu

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Excellent depiction of the battle between Islam and Christianity in the Middle Ages. The author shows how Isam lost Spain and how the Byzantines lost Constantinople. The fierce battle over Malta at the end of the period was a fitting climax. Lue koko arvostelu

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Stephen O'Shea is a historian and the acclaimed author ofnbsp; Sea of Faith: Islam and Christianity in the Medieval Mediterranean World, nbsp; The Perfect Heresy: The Revolutionary Life and Death of the Medieval Cathars andnbsp; Back to the Front: An Accidental Historian Walks the Trenches of World War I. nbsp;Born in Toronto, he now lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and France.

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