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Author Wheatcroft, Andrew.

Title Infidels : a history of the conflict between Christendom and Islam / Andrew Wheatcroft.

Imprint New York : Random House, ©2004.


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 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  261.27 WHEATCROFT    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  261.27 WHE    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  261.2 WHEATCROFT    Check Shelf
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Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description xxxi, 427 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Note Originally published: London : Viking, 2003.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-411) and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Editorial note -- Maps -- Preface -- Chapter 1. "We praise thee, O God" : Lepanto, 1571 -- Chapter 2. First contact -- Chapter 3. Al-Andalus -- Chapter 4. "The jewel of the world" -- Chapter 5. Eternal Spain -- Chapter 6. "Vile weeds" : malas hierbas -- Chapter 7. To the Holy Land -- Chapter 8. Conquest and reconquest -- Chapter 9. Balkan ghosts? -- Chapter 10. Learning to hate -- Chapter 11. "A broad line of blood" -- Chapter 12. "Turban'd and scimitar'd" -- Chapter 13. The black art -- Chapter 14. Maledicta : words of hate -- Chapter 15. The better angels of our nature -- Notes on the text -- Sources and select bibliography -- Index.
Summary Here is the first panoptic history of the long struggle between the Christian West and Islam. In this dazzlingly written, acutely nuanced account, Andrew Wheatcroft tracks a deep fault line of animosity between civilizations. 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 distant memories spurred atrocities even into the twentieth century. Throughout, Wheatcroft delves beneath stereotypes, looking incisively 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.
Subject Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
Kufr (Islam)
Christianity. (OCoLC)fst00859599
Interfaith relations. (OCoLC)fst01353343
Islam. (OCoLC)fst00979776
Kufr (Islam) (OCoLC)fst00989247
Other Form: Online version: Wheatcroft, Andrew. Infidels. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Random House, ©2004 (OCoLC)648581430
ISBN 1400062306 (alk. paper)
9781400062300 (alk. paper)
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