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Messier, Ronald A.

Overview
Works: 12 works in 28 publications in 2 languages and 1,563 library holdings
Genres: History  Religious films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: BL80.2, 200
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Most widely held works by Ronald A Messier
The Almoravids and the meanings of jihad by Ronald A Messier( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally West African, Berber nomads, the Almoravids emerged from what is today Mauritania to rule Morocco, western Algeria, and Muslim Spain. Over the course of the century-long lifespan of the Almoravid dynasty, the concept of jihad evolved through four distinct phases: a struggle for righteousness, a war against pagans in the Sahara to impose their own sense of righteousness, war against "bad" Muslims in Sijilmasa and the rest of the Maghrib, and finally, war against Christian infidelsÑthe Christian kings of Iberia.''The Almoravids and the Meanings of Jihad takes readers through a clear chronology of the dynasty from its birth through its dramatic rise to power, then its decline and eventual collapse. Several important themes in North African history are explored throughout the book, including the dynastic theory of noted Arab historian Ibn Khaldun, the unique relationship of rural and urban lifestyles, the interactions of distinct Berber and Arab identities, and the influence of tribal solidarity and Islam in forming the social fabric of medieval North African society'
The last civilized place : Sijilmasa and its Saharan destiny by Ronald A Messier( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jihād and its times( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus: one man, two faiths : a dialogue between Christians & Muslims by Ronald A Messier( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religions of the world by Ben Kingsley( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offers insights into the striking similarities and vast differences among the world's major religions as well as the unique perspective of its many individual cultures. Each episode presents a fresh look at the history of our world through the eyes of religion as well as an in-depth look at religion's role in creating cultural diversity"--Container
The Jīhad and its times : dedicated to Andrew Stefan Ehrenkreutz( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ciudad caravanera de Siŷilmāsa : del mito histórico a la realidad arqueológica by Ronald A Messier( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Archaeological survey of Sijilmasa : the impact of political change on the city-scape by Ronald A Messier( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Muslim exploitation of West African gold during the period of the Fāṭimid caliphate by Ronald A Messier( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Worlds of Ibn Khaldun( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sijilmasa, Zawila : trans-Saharan trade by Ronald A Messier( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Archaeological survey of Sijilmasa, 1988 by Ronald A Messier( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Jesus: one man, two faiths : a dialogue between Christians & Muslims