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The Resource The race for paradise : an Islamic history of the crusades, Paul M. Cobb, (electronic resource)

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

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The race for paradise : an Islamic history of the crusades
Title
The race for paradise
Title remainder
an Islamic history of the crusades
Statement of responsibility
Paul M. Cobb
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Subject
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"--
  • "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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1967-
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Cobb, Paul M.
Dewey number
909.07
LC call number
D157
LC item number
.C58 2014
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  • Crusades
  • Islam
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Muslims
  • HISTORY / Middle East / General
  • HISTORY / Medieval
Label
The race for paradise : an Islamic history of the crusades, Paul M. Cobb, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( pages 285-321) and index
Contents
  • Prologue: Damascus Crossroads -- The abode of Islam -- The frightened sea -- Prey of the sword -- Against the enemies of God -- Testing our might -- The fallen tent -- From every deep valley -- Wolves and lions -- Let them be our rulogists -- Epilogue: Buried horsemen
  • Prologue: Damascus Crossroads -- The abode of Islam -- The frightened sea -- Prey of the sword -- Against the enemies of God -- Testing our might -- The fallen tent -- From every deep valley -- Wolves and lions -- Let them be our rulogists -- Epilogue: Buried horsemen
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001234969
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unknown
Isbn
9780199358113
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013040040
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001234969
Label
The race for paradise : an Islamic history of the crusades, Paul M. Cobb, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( pages 285-321) and index
Contents
  • Prologue: Damascus Crossroads -- The abode of Islam -- The frightened sea -- Prey of the sword -- Against the enemies of God -- Testing our might -- The fallen tent -- From every deep valley -- Wolves and lions -- Let them be our rulogists -- Epilogue: Buried horsemen
  • Prologue: Damascus Crossroads -- The abode of Islam -- The frightened sea -- Prey of the sword -- Against the enemies of God -- Testing our might -- The fallen tent -- From every deep valley -- Wolves and lions -- Let them be our rulogists -- Epilogue: Buried horsemen
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001234969
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780199358113
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013040040
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001234969

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