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By Alex Metcalfe

this important new paintings makes a speciality of the formation and disintegration of Arab-Muslim rule and society in Sicily and south Italy among 800 and 1300 which resulted in the production of a permanent Muslim-Christian frontier through the age of the Crusades. It examines the lengthy and temporary influence of Islamic authority and tradition on those areas and the way they later fell into the arms of eu rulers, explaining how the Norman conquest of Sicily got here to import considerably diverse dynamics to the imperative Mediterranean. The swap of ruling elites left a majority Muslim inhabitants less than Christian rule, however the Sicilian kings additionally followed and tailored political ideologies from south Mediterranean regimes whereas soaking up cultural impacts from the various peoples over whom they governed. This paintings offers an enticing, specialist and wide-ranging advent to the topic and gives clean and transparent insights into the politico-religious, socio-economic and cultural evolution of Europe and the Islamic world.

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By Alex Metcalfe

this important new paintings makes a speciality of the formation and disintegration of Arab-Muslim rule and society in Sicily and south Italy among 800 and 1300 which resulted in the production of a permanent Muslim-Christian frontier through the age of the Crusades. It examines the lengthy and temporary influence of Islamic authority and tradition on those areas and the way they later fell into the arms of eu rulers, explaining how the Norman conquest of Sicily got here to import considerably diverse dynamics to the imperative Mediterranean. The swap of ruling elites left a majority Muslim inhabitants less than Christian rule, however the Sicilian kings additionally followed and tailored political ideologies from south Mediterranean regimes whereas soaking up cultural impacts from the various peoples over whom they governed. This paintings offers an enticing, specialist and wide-ranging advent to the topic and gives clean and transparent insights into the politico-religious, socio-economic and cultural evolution of Europe and the Islamic world.

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