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The Resource Cultures in conflict : Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the age of discovery, Bernard Lewis

Cultures in conflict : Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the age of discovery, Bernard Lewis

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Cultures in conflict : Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the age of discovery
Title
Cultures in conflict
Title remainder
Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the age of discovery
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Lewis
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With elegance and erudition, Lewis explores that climactic year of 1492 as a clash of civilizations - a clash not only of the New World and the Old but also of Christendom, Islam, and the Jews. In the same year that Columbus set sail across the Atlantic, he reminds us, the Spanish monarchs captured Granada, the last Muslim stronghold on the peninsula, and also expelled the Jews. Lewis uses these three epochal events to explore the nature of the expansion of Europe, placing the voyages of discovery in a striking new context. He traces Christian Europe's path from primitive backwater on the edges of the vast cosmopolitan Caliphate, through the heightening rivalry of Christianity and Islam, to the triumph of the West, examining the factors behind their changing fortunes. That contest long remained more important in many Christians minds than the New World: as late as 1683, Vienna almost fell to the Ottoman armies. Lewis also reflects on changing qualities in European and Islamic cultures and the place of the Jews in both. The Jews who fled Spain found a receptive environment in Turkey; but the balance of tolerance and openness to innovation steadily shifted west. The voyages of discovery were themselves a part of the Christian-Muslim conflict, he writes, an attempt to outflank the Islamic world. The European explorers sailed into a world they scarcely understood; and yet they imposed their own perceptions of geography on the lands they conquered. Africa, Asia, the Middle and Far East, the Old and New Worlds - as intellectual concepts, all are European creations, Lewis observes; ironically, these same definitions have been accepted by even the most anti-Western activists
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DLC
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1916-2018
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Lewis, Bernard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jews
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Islamic Empire
Label
Cultures in conflict : Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the age of discovery, Bernard Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the Merle Curti lectures delivered at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, May 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [83]-94) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Conquest -- Expulsion -- Discovery
Control code
30110182
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
101 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195090260
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94014468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1627966
Label
Cultures in conflict : Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the age of discovery, Bernard Lewis
Publication
Note
Based on the Merle Curti lectures delivered at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, May 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [83]-94) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Conquest -- Expulsion -- Discovery
Control code
30110182
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
101 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195090260
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94014468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1627966

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