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The Cross and The Crescent

The Dramatic Story of the Earliest Encounters Between

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This edition was published in by Penguin (Non-Classics)

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182 pages

A short, brilliant account of the relations between Islam and Christianity from Muhammad to the Reformation. Fletcher argues that though there were trading and cultural interactions between Islam and Christianity during the period when Arabs controlled most of the Mediterranean world, neither side was remotely interested in the religion of the other. "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." He shows how religious misunderstanding and antagonism between "the peoples of the book" has been present since their earliest encounters.

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The Cross and the Crescent
2010, Penguin Group UK
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February 1, 2005, Penguin (Non-Classics)
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The Dramatic Story of the Earliest Encounters Between

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A short, brilliant account of the relations between Islam and Christianity from Muhammad to the Reformation. Fletcher argues that though there were trading and cultural interactions between Islam and Christianity during the period when Arabs controlled most of the Mediterranean world, neither side was remotely interested in the religion of the other. "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." He shows how religious misunderstanding and antagonism between "the peoples of the book" has been present since their earliest encounters.

The Cross and The Crescent

The Dramatic Story of the Earliest Encounters Between

This edition was published in by Penguin (Non-Classics)


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