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Infidel kings and unholy warriors : faith, power, and violence in the age of crusade and jihad

Author: Brian A Catlos
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it. In Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors, the award-winning scholar Brian Catlos puts us on the ground in the Mediterranean world of 1050-1200. We experience the sights and sounds of the region just as enlightened Islamic empires and primitive Christendom began to contest it. We learn about the siege  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian A Catlos
ISBN: 0374535329 9780374535322 0809058375 9780809058372
OCLC Number: 928281388
Notes: Édition originale: 2014.
Awards: Commended for PROSE (European/World History) 2015
Description: xvii, 390 pages : illustrations, cartes ; 21 cm
Contents: The Mediterranean world --
The (Jewish) man who would be king. An ornament, tarnished ; the rules of the game --
A Christian sultan in the age of "The reconquest." The Cid rides again ; Rodrigo Díaz, Taifa King of Valencia --
Kings of Sicily, kings of Africa. A Norman conquest ; Don't ask, don't tell --
Infidel rules of a heretical caliphate. After the Messiah ; Traitors and spies --
Ambition, opportunism, and the end of an era. A heavenly kingdom? ; Jerusalem restored --
The decline and fall of the Roman empire --
Holy war, a user's manual.
Responsibility: Brian A. Catlos.

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We experience the sights and sounds of the region just as enlightened Islamic empires and primitive Christendom began to contest it. We learn about the siege tactics, theological disputes, and poetry  Read more...
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