RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 213888351 LA English UL http://www.dawsonera.com/depp/reader/protected/external/AbstractView/S9786000010904 T1 Islamic Jerusalem and its Christians : a history of tolerance and tensions A1 Abu-Munshar, Maher Y., PB Tauris Academic Studies PP London; New York YR 2007 SN 9786000010904 6000010907 9781435634817 1435634810 1845113535 9781845113537 AB Islamic Jerusalem has a special place in the hearts of the three monotheistic religions. Throughout its history it has been the site of tolerance and tensions. "Islamic Jerusalem and its Christians" presents a critical look at historical events during the time of two key figures in the history of Islam: firstly Caliph 'Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, who played a critically important role in the birth and spread of Islam. Secondly Sultan Salah al-Din, the legendary 'Saladdin' of Western Crusader lore, whose peace negotiations with Richard the Lion-Heart, King of England Abu Munshar brings to life here. This pioneering study uses extensive original research to explore Muslim treatment of non-Muslims in the 7th Century and in the Middle Ages. A valuable source of reference for all interested in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, Religion and Medieval History, "Islamic Jerusalem and its Christians" establishes and develops new evidence for academic debate. -- Publisher description.