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The Resource Crusade and jihad : origins, history and aftermath, Malcolm Lambert

Crusade and jihad : origins, history and aftermath, Malcolm Lambert

Label
Crusade and jihad : origins, history and aftermath
Title
Crusade and jihad
Title remainder
origins, history and aftermath
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Lambert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Malcolm Lambert investigates the histories of Christianity and Islam to trace the origins and development of crusade and jihad. In a narrative that brims with larger than life characters - among them, Richard Lionheart, Nur al-Din, Saladin, Baybars and Ghengiz Khan - he describes the fiercely fought struggles to control the sacred places of the Middle East between the seventh and thirteenth centuries. Crusade and jihad are often reckoned two sides of the same coin but this simple opposition, the author shows, conceals crucial differences and similarities. From the outset jihad reflected tensions within as much as outside Islam. Jihad also described the struggle between good and evil in the souls of believers. Calls for crusade and jihad disguised ambitions for power and plunder, but they also equally inspired acts of chivalry and heroism. Malcolm Lambert then moves to the more recent history of jihad and crusade. In nineteenth-century France he finds imperialism configured as a crusade to enlighten the barbarians. Meanwhile in Britain one of the crusading orders transformed itself into the St John Ambulance Brigade. More recently in the USA crusade has been evoked in the war on terror while jihad is now the rallying cry for Islamic extremists round the world. Yet, Dr Lambert notes, it still retains its peaceful spiritual dimension. Crusade and Jihad is a vivid, balanced account of two of the most powerful forces of history."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lambert, Malcolm
Dewey number
909/.07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D157
LC item number
.L35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crusades
  • Jihad
  • War
  • Crusades
  • Jihad
  • War
  • Christentum
  • Djihad
  • Islam
  • Kreuzzüge
Label
Crusade and jihad : origins, history and aftermath, Malcolm Lambert
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The origins of Islam -- The search for the just society -- The dog that did not bark -- The First Crusade -- The great might-have-been -- From warlord to Jihadi: Nur al-Din and Saladin -- Saladin and the Lionheart -- Strategic crusades and the coming of the Mongols -- The victory of the Mamluks -- The long aftermath -- Modern times -- Reflections
Control code
948445258
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 329 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846685545
Lccn
2016436855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)948445258
Label
Crusade and jihad : origins, history and aftermath, Malcolm Lambert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The origins of Islam -- The search for the just society -- The dog that did not bark -- The First Crusade -- The great might-have-been -- From warlord to Jihadi: Nur al-Din and Saladin -- Saladin and the Lionheart -- Strategic crusades and the coming of the Mongols -- The victory of the Mamluks -- The long aftermath -- Modern times -- Reflections
Control code
948445258
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 329 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846685545
Lccn
2016436855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)948445258

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