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The Resource Christian martyrs under Islam : religious violence and the making of the Muslim world, Christian C. Sahner

Christian martyrs under Islam : religious violence and the making of the Muslim world, Christian C. Sahner

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Christian martyrs under Islam : religious violence and the making of the Muslim world
Title
Christian martyrs under Islam
Title remainder
religious violence and the making of the Muslim world
Statement of responsibility
Christian C. Sahner
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How did the medieval Middle East transform from a majority-Christian world to a majority-Muslim world, and what role did violence play in this process? Christian Martyrs under Islam explains how Christians across the early Islamic caliphate slowly converted to the faith of the Arab conquerors and how small groups of individuals rejected this faith through dramatic acts of resistance, including apostasy and blasphemy. Using previously untapped sources in a range of Middle Eastern languages, Christian Sahner introduces an unknown group of martyrs who were executed at the hands of Muslim officials between the seventh and ninth centuries CE. Found in places as diverse as Syria, Spain, Egypt, and Armenia, they include an alleged descendant of Muhammad who converted to Christianity, high-ranking Christian secretaries of the Muslim state who viciously insulted the Prophet, and the children of mixed marriages between Muslims and Christians. Sahner argues that Christians never experienced systematic persecution under the early caliphs, and indeed, they remained the largest portion of the population in the greater Middle East for centuries after the Arab conquest. Still, episodes of ferocious violence contributed to the spread of Islam within Christian societies, and memories of this bloodshed played a key role in shaping Christian identity in the new Islamic empire. Christian Martyrs under Islam examines how violence against Christians ended the age of porous religious boundaries and laid the foundations for more antagonistic Muslim-Christian relations in the centuries to come"--Publisher's description
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YDX
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Sahner, Christian C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Christianity and other religions
  • Christian martyrs
  • Islam
Label
Christian martyrs under Islam : religious violence and the making of the Muslim world, Christian C. Sahner
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Christian martyrs under Islam -- Converting to Islam and returning to Christianity -- Converting from Islam to Christianity -- Blaspheming against Islam -- Trying and killing Christian martyrs -- Creating Saints and communities -- Conclusion: Making of the Muslim world
Control code
on1028168226
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 335 pages
Isbn
9780691179100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Christian martyrs under Islam : religious violence and the making of the Muslim world, Christian C. Sahner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Christian martyrs under Islam -- Converting to Islam and returning to Christianity -- Converting from Islam to Christianity -- Blaspheming against Islam -- Trying and killing Christian martyrs -- Creating Saints and communities -- Conclusion: Making of the Muslim world
Control code
on1028168226
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 335 pages
Isbn
9780691179100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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