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Sea of the Caliphs: The Mediterranean in the Medieval Islamic World

Christophe Picard ; translated by Nicholas Elliott
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018.
Language
Translated from the French
Uniform Title
Mer des Califes English
ISBN
9780674660465, 0674660463, 9780674659667, 067465966X
Contents
  • Introduction: The end of the Noorish and Saracen pirate?
  • Part I. The Arab Mediterranean between representation and appropriation: The Arab discovery of the Mediterranean
  • Arab writing on the conquest of the Mediterranean
  • The silences of the sea: the Abbasid jihad
  • The geographers' Mediterranean
  • Muslim centers of the western Mediterranean: Islam without the Abbasids
  • The Mediterranean of the Western caliphs
  • The western Mediterranean: last bastion of Islam's maritime ambitions
  • Part II. Mediterranean strategies of the caliphs: The Mediterranean of the two empires
  • Controlling the Mediterranean: the Abbasid model
  • The maritime awakening of the Muslim West
  • The maritime imperialism of the caliphs in the tenth century: the end of jihad?
  • Islam's maritime sovereignty in the face of Latin expansion
  • Conclusion: The medieval Mediterranean and Islamic memory.
Description
395 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Notes
  • "This book was originally published in French as La mer des califes: Une histoire de la Mediterranee musulmane, VIIe-XIIe siecle, copyright (c) Editions du Seuil, 2015"--Title page verso.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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