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Two Faiths, One Banner

When Muslims Marched with Christians across Europe's Battlegrounds

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$28.00 • £24.95 • €25.95

ISBN 9780674061767

Publication Date: 09/30/2011

Academic Trade

256 pages

4 halftones, 3 maps

North America only

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Almond draws on a multitude of sources to create an alternate history of interactions between Christians and Muslims in Europe over 800 years, boldly concentrating on ‘unity and collaboration instead of friction and division.’ His approach shows how Muslims were a vital and regular part of Europe and its true history, not the European history he believes is being ‘airbrushed’ to exclude Jews and Muslims… Almond chastises those who promote stereotypes—such as the Terrible Turks—and suggests that the goal of such government and media-propagated mythologizing is to use Muslims to distract from problems within modern-day society and governance.Publishers Weekly

An excellent history, it is at the same time high drama, with characters noble and base, involved in the adventure of their lives. These are astonishing materials presented through careful and reliable scholarship. A most unusual gem of a book full of human stories told with lucidity and charm.—Nur Yalman

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