Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Introduction: Empires, wars, and languages. Islam and Christianity in 17th-century western and southern Europe
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This introduction seeks to cover the historical, social and political events that framed or influenced relations between Christians and Muslims in western and southern Europe during the 17th century. This historical and political context will be discussed with regard to Spain, Portugal, France, the various Italian states and Malta, as well as the territories in central and eastern Europe that were ruled by the Habsburg dynasty. All these countries had relations with the Islamic world, but of very different kinds. Spain an…

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Bernabé Pons, Luis F., “Introduction: Empires, wars, and languages. Islam and Christianity in 17th-century western and southern Europe”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_30983>



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