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BOOK God's Crucible

FREE READER è DOC God's Crucible ↠ Islam and the Making of Europe ê DAVID LEVERING LEWIS À [Download] ➹ God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215 Author David Levering Lewis – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk From the two time Pulitzer Prize winninAns David Levering Lewis's narrative filled with accounts of some of the most epic battles in world history reveals how cosmopolitan Muslim al Andalus flourished a beacon of cooperation and tolerance while proto Europe floundered in opposition to Islam making virtues out of hereditary aristocracy religious intolerance perpetual war and slavery This ma Haven't start to read it yet This survey immediately after reception is an absurd idea But I EXPECT to like it a whole lot

MOBI ☆ Islam and the Making of Europe ´ David Levering Lewis

From the two time Pulitzer Prize winning author God's Crucible brings to life a furiously complex age The New York Times Book Review Resonating as profoundly today as when it was first published to widespread critical acclaim a decade ago God's Crucible is a bold portrait of Islamic Spain and the birth of modern Europe from one of our greatest histori Brilliantly written & informative up ends so many commonly held half truths

David Levering Lewis ´ TEXT

God's Crucible Islam and the Making of Europe 570 1215Sterful history begins with the fall of the Persian and Roman empires followed by the rise of the prophet Muhammad and five centuries of engagement between the Muslim imperium and an emerging Europe Essential and urgent God's Crucible underscores the importance of these early world altering events whose influence remains as current as today's headline What a disappointment The general thesis is right and important classical Islam was an open and tolerant civilization and the cradle of the scientific revolution and the Christian refusal to share the West with Muslims was and is the world's great loss But Lewis has simply not done his homework He has not studied primary sources at all but has uncritically picked bits out of dozens of secondary sources He is not a true historian but a populariser of other people's historical writing