Title: The Decline of Eastern Christianity Under Islam: From Jihad to Dhimmitude: Seventh-Twentieth Century
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson September 1996
1611471362 / 9781611471366
Seller ID: 135629
In this study, Bar Ye or gives an analysis of the dogma and strategies of jihad, offering a bast panorama of the history of the Jews and Christians under the rule of Islam. A pioneer in a virgin field of research for which she has coined the term dhimmitude, the author has included a documentary section illuminating the process of Eastern Christianity s Islamization. In two waves of Islamic expansion, the Christian and Jewish populations of the Mediterranean regions and Mesopotamia, who had developed the most prestigious civilizations, were conquered by jihad. Millions of Christians from Spain, Egypt, Syria, Greece, and Armenia; Latins and Slavs from southern and central Europe; as well as Hews, were henceforth governed by the shari a (Islamic law). A knowledge of this historical background is essential in order to understand contemporary events.