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The Resource Sea of faith : Islam and Christianity in the medieval Mediterranean world, Stephen O'Shea

Sea of faith : Islam and Christianity in the medieval Mediterranean world, Stephen O'Shea

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Sea of faith : Islam and Christianity in the medieval Mediterranean world
Title
Sea of faith
Title remainder
Islam and Christianity in the medieval Mediterranean world
Statement of responsibility
Stephen O'Shea
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Language
eng
Summary
The shared history of Christianity and Islam began, shortly after Islam emerged in the seventh century A.D., with a question: Who would inherit the world of the Mediterranean? Sprung from the same Abrahamic source, the two faiths played out what historian O'Shea calls "sibling rivalry writ very large." Their clashes on the battlefield were balanced by long periods of coexistence and mutual enrichment, and by the end of the sixteenth century the religious boundaries of the modern world were drawn. O'Shea chronicles the meetings of minds and the collisions of armies that marked the Middle Ages--the better to understand their apparently intractable conflict today. For all the great and everlasting moments of cultural interchange and tolerance--in Cordoba, Palermo, Constantinople--the ultimate "geography of belief" was decided on the battlefield. O'Shea recounts seven pivotal battles between the forces of Christianity and Islam that shaped the Mediterranean world.--From publisher description
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Shea, Stephen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DE84
LC item number
.O84 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Islamic Empire
  • Europe
  • Battles
  • East and West
  • Battles
  • East and West
  • Europe
  • Islamic Empire
  • Mediterranean Region
Label
Sea of faith : Islam and Christianity in the medieval Mediterranean world, Stephen O'Shea
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-394) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Constantinople 1453 and Kostantiniyye
  • Malta 1565
  • Yarmuk 636
  • Poitiers 732
  • Córdoba
  • Manzikert 1071
  • Palermo and Toledo
  • Hattin 1187
  • Las Navas de Tolosa 1212
  • The sea of faith
Control code
62330766
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 411 pages
Isbn
9780802714985
Lccn
2005033290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780802714985
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)62330766
Label
Sea of faith : Islam and Christianity in the medieval Mediterranean world, Stephen O'Shea
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Constantinople 1453 and Kostantiniyye
  • Malta 1565
  • Yarmuk 636
  • Poitiers 732
  • Córdoba
  • Manzikert 1071
  • Palermo and Toledo
  • Hattin 1187
  • Las Navas de Tolosa 1212
  • The sea of faith
Control code
62330766
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 411 pages
Isbn
9780802714985
Lccn
2005033290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780802714985
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)62330766
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