Perhaps the author believes that this is what happened in history, even if he doesn't offer any evidence in the book.
He posits that Europe would have been much better off had it been conquered by the armies of Islam under the first Caliphs.
The author however plays fast and loose with quite a few details which seriously detracts from the quality of the book.
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 6 months ago by Leitz
In this book, author and historian David Levering Lewis traces the history of Europe’s interaction with Islam. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
Writing history in a way that takes a new view point and clearly and compellingly communicates it is a high art. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tom Gomez
The really poor writing made it impossible for me to get past the third chapter of the book. The writing style is pompous and convoluted. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Umber76
The early chapters of this book provide a lucid and thorough account of the origins of Islam from its founding by Mohammed through the rule of the first four caliphs. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Carol Crystle
This is a part of world history that is extremely important, but the only reason I heard anything about it was because I took Spanish, and our teacher wanted to explain the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by malhill
Christianity as a whole must know the content of this wonderful book. History DOES NOT hurt those who seek the truth.Published 21 months ago by Antonio Bedran
I was surprised he did not lament the persian loss at marathon,or the delaying tactic at the hot gates.Oh what a better world this would have been.Published 21 months ago by paul kelleher