Islam and Christendom

Jane I. Smith

in The Oxford History of Islam

Published in print December 1999 | ISBN: 9780195107999
Published online November 2007 |
 						 Islam and Christendom

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This chapter examines the interactions between Islam and Christianity from the 7th to the 15th centuries. It discusses the effect of early Islam on Christians and Christianity; the expansion of Islam into Christian territories; medieval Christian views of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad; medieval Muslim views of Europe, Christians, and Christianity; the influence of Islam on medieval Europe; Christian visitors to the Holy Land; and the Crusades and its aftermath.

Keywords: Islam; Christianity; Muslims; Christians; Muhammad; Europe; Crusades

Chapter.  17138 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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