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The Resource The cross and the crescent : Christianity and Islam from Muhammad to the Reformation, Richard Fletcher

The cross and the crescent : Christianity and Islam from Muhammad to the Reformation, Richard Fletcher

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The cross and the crescent : Christianity and Islam from Muhammad to the Reformation
Title
The cross and the crescent
Title remainder
Christianity and Islam from Muhammad to the Reformation
Statement of responsibility
Richard Fletcher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Richard Fletcher shows how, despite long periods of co-existence and overlap, religious misunderstanding between 'the peoples of the book' has been present since their earliest encounters. He argues that though there were fruitful trading and cultural interaction between Islam and Christianity during the period when Arabs controlled most of the Mediterranean world, each viewed the other's religion as fundamentally different. Christians portrayed Moslems as bloodthirsty pagans and Muhammad as a false prophet, while Islam saw Christianity as a jumble of sects and conflicting stories. In Fletcher's words: 'Christian and Moslem lived side by side in a state of mutual religious aversion. Given these circumstances, if religious passions were to be stirred up, confrontation would probably be violent.'"--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
BDS
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Fletcher, R. A.
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Christianity and other religions
  • Islam
Label
The cross and the crescent : Christianity and Islam from Muhammad to the Reformation, Richard Fletcher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 166-174) 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
Control code
070015493108
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 182 p.
Isbn
9780713996869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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Label
The cross and the crescent : Christianity and Islam from Muhammad to the Reformation, Richard Fletcher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 166-174) 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
Control code
070015493108
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 182 p.
Isbn
9780713996869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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