Overview:Christian Martyrs under Islam: Religious Violence and the Making of the Muslim World - A look at the developing conflicts in Christian-Muslim relations during late antiquity and the early Islamic eraHow did the medieval Middle East transform from a majority-Christian world to a majority-Muslim world, and what role did violence play in this process? Christian Martyrs under Islam explains how Christians across the early Islamic caliphate slowly converted to the faith of the Arab conquerors and how small groups of individuals rejected this faith through dramatic acts of resistance, including apostasy and blasphemy.Using previously untapped sources in a range of Middle Eastern languages, Christian Sahner introduces an unknown group of martyrs who were executed at the hands of Muslim officials between the seventh and ninth centuries CE. Found in places as diverse as Syria, Spain, Egypt, and Armenia, they include an alleged descendant of Muhammad who converted to Christianity, high-ranking Christian secretaries of the Muslim state who viciously insulted the Prophet, and the children of mixed marriages between Muslims and Christians. Sahner argues that Christians never experienced systematic persecution under the early caliphs, and indeed, they remained the largest portion of the population in the greater Middle East for centuries after the Arab conquest. Still, episodes of ferocious violence contributed to the spread of Islam within Christian societies, and memories of this bloodshed played a key role in shaping Christian identity in the new Islamic empire.Christian Martyrs under Islam examines how violence against Christians ended the age of porous religious boundaries and laid the foundations for more antagonistic Muslim-Christian relations in the centuries to come.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725718-9780691179100. It was written by the following authors: Christian C. Sahner. Book Christian Martyrs under Islam: Religious Violence and the Making of the Muslim World, which can be read online, published by the company: Princeton University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Spirituality, Beliefs. The book was published on 2018-09-07 00:00:00. It has 360 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight g. File for download Christian Martyrs under Islam: Religious Violence and the Making of the Muslim World has PDF format and is called christian-martyrs-under-islam-religious-violence-and-the-making-of-the-muslim-world.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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