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Faith and sword : a short history of Christian-Muslim conflict

Author: A G Jamieson
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2006.
Series: Globalities.
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"Faith and Sword explores the long and bloody history of the Muslim-Christian conflict, and examines the causes of present-day tensions between Islamic nations and the secular West. This book examines the Christian-Muslim conflict through all its stages and shows how our current situation has emerged. Ranging from Morocco to Indonesia, and from Russia to Somalia, it sheds light on the complex political and religious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A G Jamieson
ISBN: 1861892721 9781861892720
OCLC Number: 63137294
Description: 256 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introducing the longest war --
The Arab conquests, 632-750 --
Byzantine defiance, 750-1000 --
Rise of the West: Christian advances in the eleventh century --
Muslim reaction: victory over Outremer, defeat in Spain, 1100-1300 --
Rise of the Ottoman Turks, 1300-1500 --
Ottoman challenge: the sixteenth century --
Ottoman revival and decline, 1600-1815 --
Triumph of the West, 1815-1918 --
Breaking free, 1918-1979 --
Challenging America, 1879-2005.
Series Title: Globalities.
Responsibility: Alan G. Jamieson.
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Faith and Sword gives a concise history of what has arguably been the longest conflict in human history - a conflict that continues, in a new form, to this day. The overtly religious  Read more...

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"Sedulous, unapologetic presentation of fact... a challenge to Islamic resisters that Muhammad never be criticized... Opens our eyes to an inescapable truth: Christians and Muslims fought wars for Read more...

 
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