Christians and Muslims in Early Medieval Italy: Perceptions, Encounters and Clashes

Title

Christians and Muslims in Early Medieval Italy: Perceptions, Encounters and Clashes

Department

History

Document Type

Book

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Description

In the early Middle Ages, Italy became the target of Muslim expansionist campaigns. The Muslims conquered Sicily, ruling there for more than two centuries, and conducted many raids against the Italian Peninsula. During this period, however, Christians and Muslims were not always at war – trade flourished, and travel to the territories of the ‘other’ was not uncommon. By examining how Muslims and Christians perceived each other and how they communicated, this book brings the relationship between Muslims and Christians in early medieval Italy into clearer focus, showing that the followers of the Cross and those of the Crescent were in reality not as ignorant of one another as is commonly believed.

ISBN

9780367414726

Publication Date

12-4-2019

Publisher

Routledge

City

London; New York

Disciplines

Christianity | European History | History of Religion | Islamic Studies

Citation for published book

Berto, Luigi Andrea. Christians and Muslims in Early Medieval Italy : Perceptions, Encounters and Clashes / Luigi Andrea Berto. Routledge, 2020. Print. Studies in Medieval History and Culture.

Christians and Muslims in Early Medieval Italy: Perceptions, Encounters and Clashes

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