Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad
An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it
In Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors, the award-winning scholar Brian Catlos puts us on the ground in the Mediterranean world of 1050–1200. We experience the sights and sounds of the region just as enlightened Islamic empires and primitive Christendom began to contest it. We learn about the siege tactics, theological disputes, and poetry of this enthralling time. And we see that people of different faiths coexisted far more frequently than we are commonly told.
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the story of the frontier between Dar-al-Islam and the West has a couple of basic stances. The relatively hardliners who say that the overriding concern on either side of the line was religious purity ... Read full review
INFIDEL KINGS AND UNHOLY WARRIORS: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and JihadUser Review - Kirkus
A dramatic review of Mediterranean history in the Middle Ages.Catlos (Religious Studies/Univ. of Colorado; The Victors and the Vanquished: Christians and Muslims of Catalonia and Aragon, 1050-1300 ... Read full review