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The Resource The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam, Jonathan Riley-Smith

The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam, Jonathan Riley-Smith

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The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam
Title
The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Riley-Smith
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: The Crusades were penitential war-pilgrimages fought in the Levant and the eastern Mediterranean, as well as in North Africa, Spain, Portugal, Poland, the Baltic region, Hungary, the Balkans, and Western Europe. Beginning in the eleventh century and ending as late as the eighteenth, these holy wars were waged against Muslims and other enemies of the Church, enlisting generations of laymen and laywomen to fight for the sake of Christendom. Crusading features prominently in today's religion-political hostilities, yet the perceptions of these wars held by Arab nationalists, pan-Islamists, and many in the West have been deeply distorted by the language and imagery of nineteenth-century European imperialism. With this book, Jonathan Riley-Smith returns to the actual story of the Crusades, explaining why and where they were fought and how deeply their narratives and symbolism became embedded in popular Catholic thought and devotional life. From this history, Riley-Smith traces the legacy of the Crusades into modern times, specifically within the attitudes of European imperialists and colonialists and within the beliefs of twentieth-century Muslims. Europeans fashioned an interpretation of the Crusades from the writings of Walter Scott and a French contemporary, Joseph-Francois Michaud. Scott portrayed Islamic societies as forward-thinking, while casting Christian crusaders as culturally backward and often morally corrupt. Michaud, in contrast, glorified crusading, and his followers used its imagery to illuminate imperial adventures. These depictions have had a profound influence on contemporary Western opinion, as well as on Muslim attitudes toward their past and present. Whether regarded as a valid expression of Christianity's divine enterprise or condemned as a weapon of empire, crusading has been a powerful rhetorical tool for centuries. In order to understand the preoccupations of Islamist jihadis and the character of Western discourse on the Middle East, Riley-Smith argues, we must understand how images of crusading were formed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
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DLC
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1938-2016
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Riley-Smith, Jonathan
Dewey number
909.07
Index
index present
LC call number
D157
LC item number
.R536 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Bampton lectures in America
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  • Crusades
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Crusades
  • Interfaith relations
  • Islam
  • Kreuzzüge
  • Islam
  • Christentum
  • Islam
  • Kreuzzüge
  • Kreuzzüge
  • Kreuzzüge
  • Kreuzzüge
  • Islam
  • Westliche Welt
  • Naher Osten
  • guerre sainte
  • christianisme
  • monde arabe
  • Kreuzzüge
  • Islam
Label
The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam, Jonathan Riley-Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-115) 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
Crusades as Christian holy wars -- Crusades as Christian penitential wars -- Crusading and imperialism -- Crusading and Islam
Control code
ocn191258412
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
125 pages
Isbn
9780231517942
Lccn
2008001201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o191258412
  • (OCoLC)191258412
Label
The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam, Jonathan Riley-Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-115) 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
Crusades as Christian holy wars -- Crusades as Christian penitential wars -- Crusading and imperialism -- Crusading and Islam
Control code
ocn191258412
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
125 pages
Isbn
9780231517942
Lccn
2008001201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o191258412
  • (OCoLC)191258412

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