God s Crucible Islam and the Making of Europe 570 1215

God s Crucible  Islam and the Making of Europe  570 1215 Author David Levering Lewis
ISBN-10 9780393067903
Release 2009-01-12
Pages 384
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"A furiously complex age; a powerful narrative."--New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice At the beginning of the eighth century, the Arabs brought a momentous revolution in power, religion, and culture to Dark Ages Europe. David Levering Lewis's masterful history begins with the fall of the Persian and Roman empires, followed by the rise of the prophet Muhammad and the creation of Muslim Spain. Five centuries of engagement between the Muslim imperium and an emerging Europe followed, from the Muslim conquest of Visigoth Hispania in 711 to Latin Christendom's declaration of unconditional warfare on the Caliphate in 1215. Lewis's narrative, filled with accounts of some of the greatest battles in world history, reveals how cosmopolitan, Muslim al-Andalus flourished--a beacon of cooperation and tolerance between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity--while proto-Europe, defining itself in opposition to Islam, made virtues out of hereditary aristocracy, religious intolerance, perpetual war, and slavery. A cautionary tale, God's Crucible provides a new interpretation of world-altering events whose influence remains as current as today's headlines. Some images in the ebook are not displayed owing to permissions issues.

With God on All Sides

With God on All Sides Author Douglas A. Hicks
ISBN-10 019983105X
Release 2010-12-15
Pages 240
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Perhaps no other nation is or has ever been as religiously diverse as the United States. For elected officials, school principals, corporate leaders, and many others, this diversity poses unique challenges. Leaders bring their own faiths to public life, and they daily encounter followers of similar and different faiths. Good leadership must draw together people from varied backgrounds in order to achieve something in common. This is no simple task. How should leaders deal with menorahs and crosses, veils and turbans, prayers and holidays? How do they and their followers turn the cacophony of beliefs and practices into a kind of citizenship worthy of the American tradition of religious freedom? How can they honor the religious convictions of all Americans? In With God on All Sides, Douglas A. Hicks provides a roadmap for leaders as they traverse the post-9/11 landscape. Although the devout possess moral and spiritual resources that can enrich civic life, leaders must also be prepared to cope with nearly inevitable conflicts between people of different faiths. Yet wise leaders can find ways to transform the problem of diversity into an opportunity. Drawing on their moral and spiritual resources, Americans of all creeds have the capacity to enhance the quality of our civic debate. Their faith-based practices create occasions for mutual learning. Hicks tells the stories of how diverse Americans have transformed public controversies into cases of cooperation. The key to good leadership, Hicks writes, is to engage one another across lines of difference with a spirit of humility, build communication and trust, and offer an inclusive vision that is true to America's principles. Based on years of research and practical experience, With God on All Sides provides an invaluable and thought-provoking guide to leadership--and citizenship--in our devout and diverse nation.

Deleuze and Race

Deleuze and Race Author Arun Saldanha
ISBN-10 9780748669615
Release 2012-11-26
Pages 320
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The first collection to theorise race and racism through the philosophy of Gilles DeleuzeIn this volume, an international and multidisciplinary team of scholars inaugurates the Deleuzian study of race through a wide-ranging and evocative array of case studies.Deleuze and Guattari provided new concepts of how humans are differentiated, through processes of state formation, capitalism, madness and desire. While sexual difference has received much attention in Deleuze studies, racial difference is a thornier problematic. As this collection of essays shows, Deleuze and Guattari had extremely original things to say about race, and the politics of phenotype and origin is never far from any engaged consideration of how the world works.

Holy Warriors

Holy Warriors Author John J. O'Neill
ISBN-10 9780980994896
Release 2009-08-01
Pages 266
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Historian O'Neill examines a great variety of evidence from many specialties and reaches an astonishing and novel conclusion: Classical Greek Civilization was not destroyed by Barbarians or by Christians. It survived intact into the mid-7th century when everything changed.

A Concise History of the Arabs

A Concise History of the Arabs Author John McHugo
ISBN-10 9781595589507
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 352
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From Algeria and Libya to Egypt and Syria, the Arab world commands Western headlines, even as its complex politics and cultures elude the grasp of most Western readers and commentators. Perhaps no other region is so closely linked to contemporary U.S. foreign policy, and nowhere else does the unfolding of events have such significant consequences for America. A Concise History of the Arabs argues that the key to understanding the Arab world today—and in the years ahead—is unlocking its past. John McHugo takes the reader on a journey through the political, social, and intellectual history of the Arabs from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. His sweeping and fluent account describes in vivid detail the mission of the Prophet Muhammad, the expansion of Islam, the origins of Shiism, medieval and modern conflicts, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the interaction with Western ideas, the struggle to escape foreign domination, the rise of Islamism, and the end of the era of dictators. McHugo reveals how the Arab world came to have its present form, why change was inevitable, and what choices lie ahead following the Arab Spring. This deeply informed and accessible account is the perfect entry point for anyone seeking to comprehend this vital part of the world.

Transforming History

Transforming History Author Aron Thompson
ISBN-10 9781584204619
Release 2009-04-01
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Transforming History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Transforming History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Transforming History book for free.

Euro Islam

Euro Islam Author Bassam Tibi
ISBN-10 3896786512
Release 2009
Pages 203
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Euro Islam has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Euro Islam also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Euro Islam book for free.

Islam and the Abolition of Slavery

Islam and the Abolition of Slavery Author W. G. Clarence-Smith
ISBN-10 1850657084
Release 2006
Pages 293
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Presents the survey of the Islamic debate on slavery. This book offers examples from the 'abode of Islam', from the Philippines to Senegal and from the Caucasus to South Africa, focusing on the period from the late eighteenth century onwards.

Der Umweg nach Santiago

Der Umweg nach Santiago Author Cees Nooteboom
ISBN-10 9783518736951
Release 2012-10-13
Pages 426
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Als Cees Nootebooms Reisebericht erstmals erscheint, ist man sich einig: Mit Der Umweg nach Santiago liegt das Spanienbuch schlechthin vor. Nooteboom bricht von Barcelona nach Santiago de Compostela auf, ohne jede Eile, denn der Weg ist das Ziel. Der große niederländische Erzähler ergänzt sein erfolgreiches Reisebuch nun durch weitere Texte über das Land seiner Leidenschaft.

Old World Empires

Old World Empires Author Ilhan Niaz
ISBN-10 9781317913795
Release 2014-03-26
Pages 478
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This book is a sweeping historical survey of the origins, development and nature of state power. It demonstrates that Eurasia is home to a dominant tradition of arbitrary rule mediated through military, civil and ecclesiastical servants and a marginal tradition of representative and responsible government through autonomous institutions. The former tradition finds expression in hierarchically organized and ideologically legitimated continental bureaucratic states while the latter manifests itself in the state of laws. In recent times, the marginal tradition has gained in popularity and has led to continental bureaucratic states attempting to introduce democratic and constitutional reforms. These attempts have rarely altered the actual manner in which power is exercised by the state and its elites given the deeper and historically rooted experience of arbitrary rule. Far from being remote, the arbitrary culture of power that emerged in many parts of the world continues to shape the fortunes of states. To ignore this culture of power and the historical circumstances that have shaped it comes at a high price, as indicated by the ongoing democratic recession and erosion of liberal norms within states that are democracies.

Die Alhambra

Die Alhambra Author Washington Irving
ISBN-10 CHI:81368469
Release 1832
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Die Alhambra has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Die Alhambra also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Die Alhambra book for free.

Die dunklen Anf nge

Die dunklen Anf  nge Author Karl-Heinz Ohlig
ISBN-10 9783899301281
Release 2005
Pages 406
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Die dunklen Anf nge has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Die dunklen Anf nge also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Die dunklen Anf nge book for free.

Religion Race Rights

Religion  Race  Rights Author Eve Darian-Smith
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002913841
Release 2010
Pages 329
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`Eve Darian-Smith takes us on an amazing journey spanning four centuries, brilliantly illuminating the continuously evolving interplay of law, religion, and race in the Anglo-American experience. This wonderfully readable book is imaginatively organized around a series of eight `law moments' that ingeniously show how legal rights are subtly shaped by culturally prevailing ideas about religion and race.'---Richard Falk, Albert G Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University --

Out of Arabia

Out of Arabia Author Warwick Ball
ISBN-10 PSU:000067794355
Release 2009
Pages 208
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Arab history is often viewed as beginning with Islam, but the Arabs have a long history stretching back millennia. The Phoenicians were exploring the coasts of England and West Africa and colonising much of Spain, Sicily and North Africa in the early first millennium BC. Phoenicians and Arabs form a part of European history that is both European and Asiatic, a part that defines and makes Europe what it is. Europe has been engaged in a complex relationship with Arabs throughout history. This richly illustrated book is an account of that relationship.

Can There be Life Without the Other

Can There be Life Without the Other Author António Pinto Ribeiro
ISBN-10 1847770460
Release 2009
Pages 173
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Papers from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation's conference.

First Things

First Things Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X030288716
Release 2008-06
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First Things has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from First Things also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full First Things book for free.

Iraq in Transition

Iraq in Transition Author Peter J. Munson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015080877825
Release 2009
Pages 321
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Combines military operational insight with rigorous analysis