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Europe and the Islamic World: A History

John Tolan, Henry Laurens, and Gilles Veinstein


This book sheds light on the shared roots of Islamic and Western cultures and on the richness of their inextricably intertwined histories, refuting once and for all the misguided notion of a “clash of civilizations” between the Muslim world and Europe. The book brings to life the complex and tumultuous relations between Genoans and Tunisians, Alexandrians and the people of Constantinople, Catalans and Maghrebis—the myriad groups and individuals whose stories reflect the common cultural, intellectual, and religious heritage of Europe and Islam. Since the seventh century, when the armies of Cons ... More

Keywords: Islamic culture, Western culture, Muslim world, Europe, Constantinople, Medina, Syria, Palestine, war, crusades

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691147055
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Tolan, author
University of Nantes

Henry Laurens, author

Gilles Veinstein, author
Collège de France