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The race for paradise : an Islamic history of the crusades, Paul M. Cobb

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The race for paradise : an Islamic history of the crusades
Title
The race for paradise
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an Islamic history of the crusades
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Paul M. Cobb
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Language
eng
Summary
"In The Race for Paradise, Paul M. Cobb offers an accurate and accessible representation of the Islamic experience of the Crusades during the Middle Ages. Cobb overturns previous claims and presents new arguments, such as the idea that the Frankish invasions of the Near East were something of a side-show to the broader internal conflict between Sunnis and Shi'ites in the region. The Race for Paradise moves along two fronts as Cobb stresses that, for medieval Muslims, the contemporaneous Latin Christian expansion throughout the Mediterranean was seen as closely linked to events in the Levant. As a consequence of this expanded geographical range, the book takes a broader chronological range to encompass the campaigns of Spanish kings north of the Ebro and the Norman conquest of Sicily (beginning in 1060), well before Pope Urban II's famous call to the First Crusade in 1095. Finally, The Race for Paradise brilliantly combats the trend to portray the history of the Crusades, particularly the Islamic experience, in simplistic or binary terms. Muslims did not solely experience the Crusades as fanatical warriors or as helpless victims, Cobb writes; as with any other human experience of similar magnitude, the Crusades were experienced in a great variety of ways, ranging from heroic martyrdom, to collaboration, to utter indifference"--
Summary
"In The Race for Paradise, Paul M. Cobb offers an accurate and accessible representation of the Islamic experience of the Crusades during the Middle Ages. Cobb overturns previous claims and presents new arguments, such as the idea that the Frankish invasions of the Near East were something of a side-show to the broader internal conflict between Sunnis and Shi'ites in the region. The Race for Paradise moves along two fronts as Cobb stresses that, for medieval Muslims, the contemporaneous Latin Christian expansion throughout the Mediterranean was seen as closely linked to events in the Levant. As a consequence of this expanded geographical range, the book takes a broader chronological range to encompass the campaigns of Spanish kings north of the Ebro and the Norman conquest of Sicily (beginning in 1060), well before Pope Urban II's famous call to the First Crusade in 1095. Finally, The Race for Paradise brilliantly combats the trend to portray the history of the Crusades, particularly the Islamic experience, in simplistic or binary terms. Muslims did not solely experience the Crusades as fanatical warriors or as helpless victims, Cobb writes; as with any other human experience of similar magnitude, the Crusades were experienced in a great variety of ways,ranging from heroic martyrdom, to collaboration, to utter indifference"--
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10320565
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1967-
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Cobb, Paul M.
Dewey number
909.07
Index
index present
LC call number
D157
LC item number
.C58 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Crusades
  • Islam
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Muslims
  • HISTORY / Middle East / General
  • HISTORY / Medieval
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adult
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an Islamic history of the crusades
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The race for paradise : an Islamic history of the crusades, Paul M. Cobb
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Prologue: Saladin Nation -- I. The Abode of Islam -- II. The Frightened Sea -- III. Prey For the Sword -- IV. Tasting Our Might -- V. Giving Lie To The Devil -- VI. Wolves and Lions -- VII. Let Them Be Our Eulogists -- Afterword: Buried Horsemen
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ocn862780840
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pages cm
Isbn
9780199358113
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(hardback)
Lccn
2013040040
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)862780840
Label
The race for paradise : an Islamic history of the crusades, Paul M. Cobb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Prologue: Saladin Nation -- I. The Abode of Islam -- II. The Frightened Sea -- III. Prey For the Sword -- IV. Tasting Our Might -- V. Giving Lie To The Devil -- VI. Wolves and Lions -- VII. Let Them Be Our Eulogists -- Afterword: Buried Horsemen
Control code
ocn862780840
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780199358113
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013040040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)862780840

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