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

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


By (author) Stephen O'Shea

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  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 200mm x 30mm | 343g
  • Publication date: 21 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1861975813
  • ISBN 13: 9781861975812
  • Sales rank: 845,990

Product description

On the one hand the fall of the Christian Middle East at Yarmuk and the sack of Constantinople by the Ottomans, on the other the glorious multicultural societies of Cordoba and Palermo - these and other fragments of our collective memory come alive as part of a huge canvas in this fresh narrative history by a master popular historian.

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Author information

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 Providence, Rhode Island.

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"'Marvellous accomplishment' Publishers Weekly (US) 'A vast wave of learning, every page carrying a glittering freight of insight, detail and caustic observation' Independent on Sunday 'O'Shea writes miraculously well... a kind of masterpiece, unlike any other book on the subject' Andrew Wheatcroft, Toronto Globe & Mail"