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Ball, Warwick
Out of Arabia : Phoenicians, Arabs, and the discovery of Europe / Warwick Ball
Northampton, Mass. : Olive Branch Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  CB251 .B356 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) East and West
Arabs -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Phoenicians -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Muslims -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Subject Europe -- Civilization -- Arab influences
Europe -- Civilization -- Middle Eastern influences
Europe -- Civilization -- Islamic influences
Physical Description xv, 208 p., xlviii p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-197) and index
Contents Introduction : an unsound compass -- The discovery of Europe : the first travellers out of Arabia -- The near East's far West : the Phoenician new world and its legacy -- Glittering kingdoms : Arab states before Islam -- Rome's Arab half century : Arab empresses and emperors of Rome -- Impact of the abstract : ancient Arabian religion and the Christian West -- Muhammad, Charlemagne and Rome : the effect of the first Islamic empires on Europe -- Caliphs in Europe : Caliphs, Emirs and Sayyids in Spain -- Across the Alps : the Arabs in Sicily, Italy, France and Switzerland -- The world's debate : tragedy of the crusades and the legacy of intolerance -- The Arabian Lake : Arab seafaring and the pre-European world system -- A universal world : Arab world travel and world views
Series Ball, Warwick. Asia in Europe and the making of the West ; v. 1

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