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This book summarizes the rise of Islam and its conquering of Spain contrasted against the simultaneous, halting attempts by Christendom to meld the rest of Europe into something... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nemoman
This will be a review of the CD version read by Richard Allen. Hence no references to maps and a few words about the reading
Professor David Lewis' God's Crucible represents... Read more
Nicely bound paperback. Slow reading with more info. that one can handle. pgsPublished 11 months ago by Philip Smith
A little difference in perspective, it gives a great overview of the Islam in the peninsula and an excellent overview of the rise of Islam in general....Published 13 months ago by Donald E Hulse
The Saudis probably paid Lewis to write this piece of trash. Lots of oil money at our universities to walk over and pick up in "Islamic Studies" departments. Read morePublished 13 months ago by John Galt
I was shocked by the viciously bigoted world view of the author and his inability to view in it's historical context the events of Europe's transformation from the collapse of it's... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Leitz
In this book, author and historian David Levering Lewis traces the history of Europe’s interaction with Islam. Read morePublished 22 months ago by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson
Writing history in a way that takes a new view point and clearly and compellingly communicates it is a high art. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Tom Gomez