Europe and Islam / Edition 1

Europe and Islam / Edition 1

by Franco Cardini
     
 

In this book Franco Cardini examines the ideas, prejudices, disinformation and anti-information that have formed and coloured Europe's attitude towards Islam. Encompassing 1500 years of ideological interchange and armed conflict, he retells the mutual histories of East and West and examines how and why misunderstanding has occurred

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In this book Franco Cardini examines the ideas, prejudices, disinformation and anti-information that have formed and coloured Europe's attitude towards Islam. Encompassing 1500 years of ideological interchange and armed conflict, he retells the mutual histories of East and West and examines how and why misunderstanding has occurred

The author focuses primarily on the Islam of the Mediterranean (Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa) with which Europeans came into contact over a long period, but stresses that Islam should not be treated as homogenous. The book concludes with a consideration of the role of Islam within Europe today, a role that is growing yet remains contested.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631226376
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/12/2001
Series:
Making of Europe Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Preface
1A Prophet and Three Continents1
2Between Two Millennia18
3Europe's Response: The Reconquista and Naval Exploits36
4The Role of the Holy City53
5Conflict and Encounters in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries67
6The Treasure of the Pharaoh86
7The Lords of Fear101
8'Inimicus crucis, inimicus Europae': The Ottoman Threat117
9Renaissance Europe and the Turks132
10Sultans, Pirates and Renegades152
11The Age of Iron and the Enlightenment173
12From the 'Sickness' of the Ottoman Empire to the Third Wave of Islam196
Chronology213
Bibliographical Note225
Index227

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