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The Resource Sword and scimitar : fourteen centuries of war between Islam and the west, Raymond Ibrahim

Sword and scimitar : fourteen centuries of war between Islam and the west, Raymond Ibrahim

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Sword and scimitar : fourteen centuries of war between Islam and the west
Title
Sword and scimitar
Title remainder
fourteen centuries of war between Islam and the west
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Ibrahim
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities The West and Islam--the sword and the scimitar--have clashed since the mid-seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Byzantine emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad's order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on Christendom. Sword and Scimitar chronicles the significant battles that arose from this ages-old Islamic jihad, beginning with the first major Islamic attack on Christian land in 636, through the occupation of the Middle East that prompted the Crusades and the far-flung conquests of the Ottoman Turks, to the European colonization of the Muslim world in the 1800s, when Islam largely went on the retreat--until its reemergence in recent times. Using original sources in Arabic, Greek, Latin, and Turkish, preeminent historian Raymond Ibrahim describes each battle in vivid detail and explains the effect the outcome had on larger historical currents of the age and how the military lessons of the battle reflect the cultural faultlines between Islam and the West. The majority of these landmark battles are now forgotten or considered inconsequential. Yet today, as the West faces a resurgence of this enduring Islamic jihad, Sword and Scimitar provides the needed historical context to understand the current relationship between the West and the Islamic world, and why the Islamic State is merely the latest chapter of an old history
Cataloging source
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Ibrahim, Raymond,
Dewey number
355.020917/67
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS35.687
LC item number
.I27 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic countries
  • Turkey
  • Jihad
Label
Sword and scimitar : fourteen centuries of war between Islam and the west, Raymond Ibrahim
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction Jihad : the roots of conflict -- Islam takes Christendom by storm : the Battle of Yarmuk, 636 -- The Jihad beats against an eastern wall of stone : the Siege of -- Constantinople, 717 -- The Jihad beats against a western wall of ice : the Battle of Tours, 732 -- Jihad's new champions (or, "that dreadful day") : the battle of Manzikert, 1071 -- Christendom strikes back : the Battle of Hattin, 1187 -- The crusade victorious : the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, 1212 -- Muhammad's dream : the siege of Constantinople, 1453 -- The rise and fall of Islam : the Siege of Vienna, 1683
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 334 pages
Isbn
9780306825552
Lccn
2018015855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1031424510
  • (OCoLC)1031424510
  • 2417255
Label
Sword and scimitar : fourteen centuries of war between Islam and the west, Raymond Ibrahim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction Jihad : the roots of conflict -- Islam takes Christendom by storm : the Battle of Yarmuk, 636 -- The Jihad beats against an eastern wall of stone : the Siege of -- Constantinople, 717 -- The Jihad beats against a western wall of ice : the Battle of Tours, 732 -- Jihad's new champions (or, "that dreadful day") : the battle of Manzikert, 1071 -- Christendom strikes back : the Battle of Hattin, 1187 -- The crusade victorious : the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, 1212 -- Muhammad's dream : the siege of Constantinople, 1453 -- The rise and fall of Islam : the Siege of Vienna, 1683
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 334 pages
Isbn
9780306825552
Lccn
2018015855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1031424510
  • (OCoLC)1031424510
  • 2417255

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