Sword And Scimitar: Thirteen Centuries Of War Between Islam And The West
- Warfare, Religious History
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A clash of civilizations
The West and Islam have clashed since the mid-seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Byzantine emperor rejected Muhammad’s order to abandon Christianity, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on Christendom.
Sword and Scimitar chronicles the battles that arose from this Islamic jihad, beginning with the first major Islamic attack on Christian land in 636, through the Crusades and the conquests of the Ottoman Turks, to the European colonization of the Muslim world in the 1800s, when Islam largely went on the retreat—until its reemergence in recent times.
Replete with drama and imbued with context that sheds light on our current conflicts, Sword and Scimitar is a vital depiction of the fault lines between Islam and the West.
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|Release Date:||August 28, 2018|