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Infidels : a history of the conflict between Christendom and Islam

Author: Andrew Wheatcroft
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Here is the first panoptic history of the long struggle between the Christian West and Islam. In this dazzlingly written, acutely nuanced account, Andrew Wheatcroft tracks a deep fault line of animosity between civilizations. He begins with a stunning account of the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, then turns to the main zones of conflict: Spain, from which the descendants of the Moors were eventually expelled; the Middle  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wheatcroft, Andrew.
Infidels.
New York : Random House, ©2004
(OCoLC)648581430
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Wheatcroft
ISBN: 1400062306 9781400062300 1588363902 9781588363909 0812972392 9780812972399
OCLC Number: 53940607
Notes: Originally published: London : Viking, 2003.
Description: xxxi, 427 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Editorial note --
Maps --
Preface --
Chapter 1. "We praise thee, O God" : Lepanto, 1571 --
Chapter 2. First contact --
Chapter 3. Al-Andalus --
Chapter 4. "The jewel of the world" --
Chapter 5. Eternal Spain --
Chapter 6. "Vile weeds" : malas hierbas --
Chapter 7. To the Holy Land --
Chapter 8. Conquest and reconquest --
Chapter 9. Balkan ghosts? --
Chapter 10. Learning to hate --
Chapter 11. "A broad line of blood" --
Chapter 12. "Turban'd and scimitar'd" --
Chapter 13. The black art --
Chapter 14. Maledicta : words of hate --
Chapter 15. The better angels of our nature --
Notes on the text --
Sources and select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Andrew Wheatcroft.
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Here is the first panoptic history of the long struggle between the Christian West and Islam. In this dazzlingly written, acutely nuanced account, Andrew Wheatcroft tracks a deep fault line of animosity between civilizations. He begins with a stunning account of the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, then turns to the main zones of conflict: Spain, from which the descendants of the Moors were eventually expelled; the Middle East, where Crusaders and Muslims clashed for years; and the Balkans, where distant memories spurred atrocities even into the twentieth century. Throughout, Wheatcroft delves beneath stereotypes, looking incisively at how images, ideas, language, and technology (from the printing press to the Internet), as well as politics, religion, and conquest, have allowed each side to demonize the other, revive old grievances, and fuel across centuries a seemingly unquenchable enmity. Finally, Wheatcroft tells how this fraught history led to our present maelstrom. We cannot, he argues, come to terms with today's perplexing animosities without confronting this dark past.

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