Alex Metcalfe's Muslims of Medieval Italy (The New Edinburgh Islamic PDF

By Alex Metcalfe

this crucial new paintings specializes in the formation and disintegration of Arab-Muslim rule and society in Sicily and south Italy among 800 and 1300 which ended in the construction of an everlasting Muslim-Christian frontier in the course of the age of the Crusades. It examines the lengthy and temporary influence of Islamic authority and tradition on those areas and the way they later fell into the palms of ecu rulers, explaining how the Norman conquest of Sicily got here to import noticeably diverse dynamics to the primary Mediterranean. The switch of ruling elites left a majority Muslim inhabitants lower than Christian rule, however the Sicilian kings additionally followed and tailored political ideologies from south Mediterranean regimes whereas soaking up cultural affects from the varied peoples over whom they governed. This paintings presents an attractive, specialist and wide-ranging advent to the topic and provides clean and transparent insights into the politico-religious, socio-economic and cultural evolution of Europe and the Islamic world.

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