By Adnan Husain, K. E. Fleming
Modern academia depends categorization. you'll research Africa or Europe; East or West; the center a while or the Early glossy interval. during this cutting edge number of essays, the Mediterranean is taken as a complete. The birthplace of the 3 significant monotheistic religions, it's proven to be a special cultural house characterised through hybridity, variety, and cultural dynamism.
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Not expulsion but rather a limited integration followed by containment and isolation typified the policies of the first Latin Christian rulers of southern Italy toward conquered Muslim populations. In recent years social and economic historians have produced masterful studies detailing the Christian state’s accommodation of its Muslim residents in Sicily. It remains – not only for social and economic historians but also for literary historians like myself – to ask why Christian rulers responded to their Muslim subjects as they did.
Pirenne, Mahomet et Charlemagne, pp. 89–108. 17. ” See Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations, pp. : Harvard University Press, 2000), pp. 569–592. 18. The notable early exception is Daniel C. , “Pirenne and Muhammad,” Speculum, 23, 1948, pp. 165–190. 19. See for example, John V. Tolan, Saracens: Islam in the Medieval European Imagination (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002); and, of course, Edward Said, Orientalism (New York: Pantheon, 1979). 20. Brown, “Mohammed and Charlemagne by Henri Pirenne,” p.
Pirenne’s narrative – in which the expansion of Islam across the Mediterranean forces Christians into seclusion in northern Europe – served as a useful foil for more fully elaborated descriptions of social and economic history. Braudel and, fifty years later, Horden and Purcell did not explicitly discuss the dynamics of Muslim–Christian relations. But they modeled a sophisticated methodology to describe the evolution of social, economic, technological, and cultural systems across the Mediterranean basin.
A Faithful Sea: The Religious Cultures of the Mediterranean, 1200-1700 by Adnan Husain, K. E. Fleming