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The Resource The apple of his eye : converts from Islam in the reign of Louis IX, William Chester Jordan, (electronic resource)

The apple of his eye : converts from Islam in the reign of Louis IX, William Chester Jordan, (electronic resource)

Label
The apple of his eye : converts from Islam in the reign of Louis IX
Title
The apple of his eye
Title remainder
converts from Islam in the reign of Louis IX
Statement of responsibility
William Chester Jordan
Title variation
Converts from Islam in the reign of Louis IX
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The thirteenth century brought new urgency to Catholic efforts to convert non-Christians, and no Catholic ruler was more dedicated to this undertaking than King Louis IX of France. His military expeditions against Islam are well documented, but there was also a peaceful side to his encounter with the Muslim world, one that has received little attention until now. This splendid book shines new light on the king's program to induce Muslims - the "apple of his eye" - to voluntarily convert to Christianity and resettle in France. It recovers a forgotten but important episode in the history of the Crusades while providing a rare window into the fraught experiences of the converts themselves. William Chester Jordan transforms our understanding of medieval Christian-Muslim relations by telling the stories of the Muslims who came to France to live as Christians. Under what circumstances did they willingly convert? How successfully did they assimilate into French society? What forms of resistance did they employ? In examining questions like these, Jordan weaves a richly detailed portrait of a dazzling yet violent age whose lessons still resonate today. Until now, scholars have dismissed historical accounts of the king's peaceful conversion of Muslims as hagiographical and therefore untrustworthy. Jordan takes these narratives seriously--and uncovers archival evidence to back them up. He brings his findings marvelously to life in this succinct and compelling book, setting them in the context of the Seventh Crusade and the universalizing Catholic impulse to convert the world. -- Publisher, front flap of dust jacket
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1948-
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Jordan, William C.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the ancient to the modern world
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  • Louis
  • Louis
  • Christian converts from Islam
  • Crusades
  • France
Label
The apple of his eye : converts from Islam in the reign of Louis IX, William Chester Jordan, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-171) and index
Contents
Converting the world -- The crusade of 1248-1254 -- The resettlement of the converts -- Living in France -- The last crusade
Control code
ssj0002248084
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 177 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780691190112
Lccn
2018949930
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002248084
Label
The apple of his eye : converts from Islam in the reign of Louis IX, William Chester Jordan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-171) and index
Contents
Converting the world -- The crusade of 1248-1254 -- The resettlement of the converts -- Living in France -- The last crusade
Control code
ssj0002248084
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 177 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780691190112
Lccn
2018949930
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002248084

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