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The Jihād of St. Alban

in Playing the Fool: Subversive Laughter in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226473154
eISBN:
9780226473178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473178.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The term “holy war” evokes the distant Middle Ages, whether of the Christian West or of the Muslim East. Today's headlines tell stories of a crusade or of a jihād, inciting readers to supply the ... More


Introduction

in The Unconverted Self: Jews, Indians, and the Identity of Christian Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069197
eISBN:
9780226069142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069142.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book investigates the notion of what are still believed to be two separate histories of Europe — before and after its 1492 encounter with the majority of the earth's population — and offers a ... More


Muslims

in The Unconverted Self: Jews, Indians, and the Identity of Christian Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069197
eISBN:
9780226069142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069142.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The emergence of Christian Europe coincided to a large extent with the rise of the new and aggressively expansive Islam and was an overt response to that expansion. The struggle against Islam ... More


Christendom

in The Unconverted Self: Jews, Indians, and the Identity of Christian Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069197
eISBN:
9780226069142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069142.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

During the late Middle Ages, Christendom was understood as the space wherein Catholic faith held sway, rather than simply the extent of territory ruled by Catholic monarchs. In that sense, ... More


Christendom and Islam

David Nirenberg

in Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226168937
eISBN:
9780226169095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169095.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores the various dynamics of the interaction between Christendom and Islam during the High Middle Ages and addresses three interrelated questions: 1) what did Christians know about ... More


Figures of Thought and Figures of Flesh

David Nirenberg

in Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226168937
eISBN:
9780226169095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169095.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

“Judaism” was not only a religion practiced by living adherents but also a basic epistemological and ontological category in the thought of non-Jews. This chapter focuses on the interaction between ... More


Introduction

in The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession: Canonists, Civilians, and Courts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226077598
eISBN:
9780226077611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077611.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book explores the rebirth of legal professions in Europe in the High Middle Ages. A comprehensive account of the appearance of a legal profession within the medieval ius commune tradition should ... More


The Papal Church and Universal Religious Orders: Western Christendom as a Highly Organized Religious Community

in Why Europe: The Medieval Origins of Its Special Path

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226532530
eISBN:
9780226532387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532387.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the papal church as a shaping force in European society and culture. The intensive transregional organization of the papal church and universal religious orders created ... More


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