THE CROSS AND THE CRESCENT

CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM FROM MUHAMMAD TO THE REFORMATION
By (author)RICHARD FLETCHER

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Richard Fletcher is one of today’s most renowned medieval historians. In his latest book, he offers a brilliant survey of the relationship between the Islamic and Christian worlds from the seventh to the sixteenth centuries. He shows how, despite long periods of coexistence 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 interactions between Islam and Christianity during the period when Arabs controlled most of the Mediterranean world, neither side was remotely interested in the actual religion of the other. Christians portrayed Muslims as bloodthirsty pagans and Muhammad as a false prophet while Islam viewed Christianity as a jumble of sects and conflicting stories.
ISBN: 0670032719
Publisher: VIKING
Subtitle: CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM FROM MUHAMMAD TO THE REFORMATION
Author: RICHARD FLETCHER

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0670032719

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2003

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182

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Richard Fletcher is the author of seven books, including The Quest for El Cid, winner of the Wolfson Award, and the Los Angeles Times History Prize. Recently retired from the University of York, where he was a professor of history, he lives in England.

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