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

Etukansi
Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 29.5.2007 - 432 sivua

From the sixth through the sixteenth centuries, the faiths of Islam and Christianity contended for primacy in the Mediterranean world. At times acrimonious, at other times harmonious, the encounter between the two creeds in the Middle Ages provides a backdrop to much of what informs, and misinforms, public opinion on present-day conflicts. Recounting seven major battles encircling the Mediterranean Yarmuk, Poitiers, Manzikert, Hattin, Las Navas de Tolosa, Constantinople, and Malta Stephen O'Shea shines vital new light on the distant past while offering invaluable perspective on the two faiths' ongoing contest for spiritual and political primacy.

 

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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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Introduction
7
Yarmuk 636
19
Poitiers 732
51
evea
161
E990?
311
People of the Sea of Faith
319
Select Timeline
327
Acknowledgments
395
158
403
311
411
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A journalist and translator, Stephen O'Shea is the author of The Perfect Heresy: The Revolutionary Life and Death of the Medieval Cathars and Back to the Front: An Accidental Historian Walks the Trenches of World War I. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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