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By Brian A. Catlos

via crusades and expulsions, Muslim groups survived for over 500 years, thriving in medieval Europe. This finished research explores how the presence of Islamic minorities reworked Europe in every thing from structure to cooking, literature to technology, and served as a stimulus for Christian society to outline itself. Combining a sequence of neighborhood reports, Catlos compares the numerous stories of Muslims throughout Iberia, southern Italy, the Crusader Kingdoms and Hungary to envision these ideologies that expert their stories, their position in society and their feel of themselves as Muslims. this can be a pioneering new narrative of the historical past of medieval and early smooth Europe from the viewpoint of Islamic minorities; one that isn't really, as we would first suppose, pushed by way of ideology, isolation and decline, yet as an alternative one during which profitable groups persevered simply because they remained actively built-in in the higher Christian and Jewish societies during which they lived.

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