Sea of Faith: Islam and Christianity in the Medieval Mediterranean World

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Profile, 2006 - Battles - 411 pages
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An accessible history of conflict between Christian and Muslim in the Middle Ages, but with far greater scope than the usual crusade narratives. Starting with Yarmuk in 636 the book provides coverage of warfare in all theatres of the Mediterranean down to the Ottoman capture of Malta in 1575, and has far more from the muslim perspective than is often the case.

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User Review  - jerry-book - LibraryThing

Excellent depiction of the battle between Islam and Christianity in the Middle Ages. The author shows how Isam lost Spain and how the Byzantines lost Constantinople. The fierce battle over Malta at the end of the period was a fitting climax. Read full review

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User Review  - jerry-book - LibraryThing

A sprightly account of the war between Islam and the Christians from the Byzantine defeat at Yarmuk in the 7th century to the Christian victories at Malta and Lepanto in the 16th century. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Stephen O'Shea is a Canadian historian and journalist. His earlier books Back to the Front: an accidental historian walks the trenches of World War I and The Perfect Heresy: the Life and Death of the Cathars were acclaimed as popular history at its best. He lives in France. Click here for his webpage.

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