Saracens: Islam in the Medieval European Imagination

Saracens: Islam in the Medieval European Imagination

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In the first century of Islam, most of the former Christian Roman Empire, from Syria to Spain, was brought under Muslim control in a conquest of unprecedented proportions. Confronted by the world of Islam, countless medieval Christians experienced a profound ambivalence, awed by its opulence, they were also troubled by its rival claims to the spiritual inheritance of Abraham and Jesus and humiliated by its social subjugation of non-Muslim minorities. Some converted.… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (July 06, 2002)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 400 pages

File size: 16.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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