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Sea of faith : Islam and Christianity in the medieval Mediterranean world

Author: Stephen O'Shea
Publisher: Vancouver [B.C.] : Douglas & McIntyre, ©2006
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From the best-selling author of The Perfect Heresy, and in the spirit of Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror, a rich narrative account of the millennium of religious wars that destroyed the Byzantine Empire while shaping the Muslim/Christian conflict that haunts us still. The Medieval Mediterranean was a sea of two faiths: Christianity and Islam. Though bitter rivals, they shared a common history. Here are the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
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O'Shea, Stephen, 1956-
Sea of faith.
Vancouver [B.C.] : Douglas & McIntyre, ©2006
(OCoLC)62761721
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen O'Shea
ISBN: 9781926685793 1926685792
OCLC Number: 659391957
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 411 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits
Contents: Yarmuk 636 --
Poitiers 732 --
Cordoba --
Manzikert 1071 --
Palermo and Toledo --
Hattin 1187 --
Las Navas de Tolosa 1212 --
The sea of faith --
Constantinople 1453 and Kostantiniyye --
Malta 1565.
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