God's crucible : Islam and the making of Europe, 570 to 1215 /

In this panoramic history of Islamic culture in early Europe, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian re-examines what we thought we knew. Lewis reveals how cosmopolitan, Muslim al-Andalus flourished--a beacon of cooperation and tolerance between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity--while proto-Europe made...

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Main Author: Lewis, David L., 1936-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : W.W. Norton, c2008.
Edition:1st edition.
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245 1 0 |a God's crucible :  |b Islam and the making of Europe, 570 to 1215 /  |c David Levering Lewis. 
250 |a 1st edition. 
260 |a New York :  |b W.W. Norton,  |c c2008. 
300 |a xxv, 473 p., [8] p. of plates :  |b ill. (some col.), maps ;  |c 25 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-448) and index. 
505 0 |a The superpowers -- "The Arabs are coming!" -- "Jihad!" -- The co-opted caliphate and the stumbling Jihad -- The year 711 -- Picking up the pieces after Rome -- The myth of Poitiers -- The fall and rise of the Umayyads -- Saving the popes -- An empire of force and faith -- Carolingian Jihads: Roncesvalles and Saxony -- The great mosque -- The first Europe, briefly -- Equipoise--delicate and doomed -- Disequilibrium Pelayo's revenge -- Knowledge transmitted, rationalism repudiated: Ibn Rushd and Musa ibn Maymun. 
520 |a In this panoramic history of Islamic culture in early Europe, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian re-examines what we thought we knew. Lewis reveals how cosmopolitan, Muslim al-Andalus flourished--a beacon of cooperation and tolerance between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity--while proto-Europe made virtues out of hereditary aristocracy, religious intolerance, perpetual war, and slavery.--From publisher description. 
651 0 |a Europe  |x History  |y 476-1492. 
651 0 |a Europe  |x Civilization  |x Islamic influences. 
650 0 |a Civilization, Medieval. 
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