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God's crucible : Islam and the making of Europe, 570 to 1215

Author: David Levering Lewis
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
In this panoramic history of Islamic culture in early Europe, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian re-examines what we thought we knew. Lewis reveals how cosmopolitan, Muslim al-Andalus flourished--a beacon of cooperation and tolerance between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity--while proto-Europe made virtues out of hereditary aristocracy, religious intolerance, perpetual war, and slavery.--From publisher description.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Levering Lewis
ISBN: 9780393064728 0393064727 9780393333565 0393333566
OCLC Number: 172521784
Awards: Long listed for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, 2009.
Description: xxv, 473 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The superpowers --
"The Arabs are coming!" --
"Jihad!" --
The co-opted caliphate and the stumbling Jihad --
The year 711 --
Picking up the pieces after Rome --
The myth of Poitiers --
The fall and rise of the Umayyads --
Saving the popes --
An empire of force and faith --
Carolingian Jihads: Roncesvalles and Saxony --
The great mosque --
The first Europe, briefly --
Equipoise--delicate and doomed --
Disequilibrium Pelayo's revenge --
Knowledge transmitted, rationalism repudiated: Ibn Rushd and Musa ibn Maymun.
Other Titles: Islam and the making of Europe, 570 to 1215
Responsibility: David Levering Lewis.
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