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The Resource God's armies : crusade and jihad: origins, history, aftermath, Malcolm Lambert

God's armies : crusade and jihad: origins, history, aftermath, Malcolm Lambert

Label
God's armies : crusade and jihad: origins, history, aftermath
Title
God's armies
Title remainder
crusade and jihad: origins, history, aftermath
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Lambert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Recognizing that the Christian crusades unfolded in a world shaped by Islamic jihads, Lambert scrutinizes both militant forms of religion simultaneously. In a world where memories of crusader atrocities sustain virulent new forms of jihad, such balanced scholarship offers hope of interfaith understanding."--Booklist
  • "Crusade and jihad are often reckoned to have represented two sides of the same coin: each resonated on the opposing sides in the holy wars of the Middle Ages and each has been invoked during the war on terror. A chronicle of the Christian and Islamic struggle to control the sacred places of Palestine and the Middle East between the seventh and thirteenth centuries, this dynamic new history demonstrates that this simple opposition ignores crucial differences. Placing an equal emphasis on the inner histories of Christianity and Islam, the book traces the origins and development of crusade and jihad, showing for example that jihad reflected internal tensions in Islam from its beginnings. The narrative also reveals the ways in which crusade and jihad were used to disguise ambitions for power and to justify atrocity and yet also inspired acts of great chivalry and heroic achievement. The story brims with larger than life characters, among them Richard the Lionheart, Nur al-Din, Saladin, Baybars, and Ghengiz Khan. Lambert concludes by considering the long after-effects of jihad and crusade, including the role of the latter in French imperialism and of the former in the wars now afflicting the Middle East and parts of Africa. This vivid, balanced account will interest all readers who wish to understand the complexities of the medieval world and how it relates to our own."-- Book jacket
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lambert, Malcolm
Dewey number
956/.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
D157
LC item number
.L36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crusades
  • Jihad
  • Church history
  • Islamic Empire
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY / Middle East / General
  • HISTORY / Middle East / Israel & Palestine
  • HISTORY / Military / General
  • Crusades
  • Jihad
  • Middle East
  • Church history
  • Crusades
  • Jihad
  • Islamic Empire
Label
God's armies : crusade and jihad: origins, history, aftermath, Malcolm Lambert
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-282) 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
The origins of Islam -- The search for the just society -- The dog that did not bark -- The first crusade -- The great might-have-been -- From warlord to jihadi: Nur al-Din and Saladin -- Saladin and the Lionheart -- Strategic crusades and the coming of the Mongols -- The victory of the Mamluks -- The long aftermath -- Modern times -- Reflections
Control code
ocn959979394
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 329 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681772240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781681772240
  • (OCoLC)959979394
Label
God's armies : crusade and jihad: origins, history, aftermath, Malcolm Lambert
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-282) 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
The origins of Islam -- The search for the just society -- The dog that did not bark -- The first crusade -- The great might-have-been -- From warlord to jihadi: Nur al-Din and Saladin -- Saladin and the Lionheart -- Strategic crusades and the coming of the Mongols -- The victory of the Mamluks -- The long aftermath -- Modern times -- Reflections
Control code
ocn959979394
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 329 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681772240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781681772240
  • (OCoLC)959979394

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