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The Resource Infidels : a history of the conflict between Christendom and Islam, Andrew Wheatcroft

Infidels : a history of the conflict between Christendom and Islam, Andrew Wheatcroft

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Infidels : a history of the conflict between Christendom and Islam
Title
Infidels
Title remainder
a history of the conflict between Christendom and Islam
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Wheatcroft
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Here is the first panoptic history of the long struggle between the Christian West and Islam."
  • In this account, Andrew Wheatcroft tracks a deep fault line of animosity between civilisations. He begins with a stunning account of the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, then turns to the main zones of conflict: Spain, from which the descendants of the Moors were eventually expelled; the Middle East, where Crusaders and Muslims clashed for years; and the Balkans, where persistent memories spurred atrocities even into the twentieth century. Throughout, Wheatcroft delves beneath stereotypes, looking at how images, ideas, language, and technology (from the printing press to the Internet), as well as politics, religion, and conquest, have allowed each side to demonize the other, revive old grievances, and fuel across centuries a seemingly unquenchable enmity. Finally, Wheatcroft tells how this fraught history led to our present maelstrom. We cannot, he argues, come to terms with today's perplexing animosities without confronting this dark past
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NRYD
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Wheatcroft, Andrew
Illustrations
  • plans
  • portraits
  • maps
  • illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kufr (Islam)
  • Islam
  • Christianity and other religions
Target audience
general
Label
Infidels : a history of the conflict between Christendom and Islam, Andrew Wheatcroft
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in London by Viking, in 2003
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography, p. [433] - 461
Contents
Ch. 1. "We praise thee, O God" : Lepanto, 1571 -- Ch. 2. First contact -- Ch. 3. Al-andalus -- Ch. 4. "The jewel of the world" -- Ch. 5. Eternal Spain -- Ch. 6. "Vile weeds" : Malas Hierbas -- Ch. 7. To the Holy Land -- Ch. 8. Conquest and reconquest -- Ch. 9. Balkan ghosts? -- Ch. 10. Learning to hate -- Ch. 11. "A broad line of blood" -- Ch. 12. "Turban'd and scimitar'd" -- Ch. 13. The black art -- Ch. 14. Maledicta : words of hate -- Ch. 15. The better angels of our nature
Control code
000026096068
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 477 p., [24] p. plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780140257380
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Other physical details
ill., ports., maps
Label
Infidels : a history of the conflict between Christendom and Islam, Andrew Wheatcroft
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in London by Viking, in 2003
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography, p. [433] - 461
Contents
Ch. 1. "We praise thee, O God" : Lepanto, 1571 -- Ch. 2. First contact -- Ch. 3. Al-andalus -- Ch. 4. "The jewel of the world" -- Ch. 5. Eternal Spain -- Ch. 6. "Vile weeds" : Malas Hierbas -- Ch. 7. To the Holy Land -- Ch. 8. Conquest and reconquest -- Ch. 9. Balkan ghosts? -- Ch. 10. Learning to hate -- Ch. 11. "A broad line of blood" -- Ch. 12. "Turban'd and scimitar'd" -- Ch. 13. The black art -- Ch. 14. Maledicta : words of hate -- Ch. 15. The better angels of our nature
Control code
000026096068
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 477 p., [24] p. plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780140257380
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Other physical details
ill., ports., maps

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