[Reading] ➷ The Apple of His Eye Author William Chester Jordan – Heartforum.co.uk The thirteenth century brought new urgency to Catholic efforts to convert non Christians and no Catholic ruler was dedicated to this undertaking than King Louis IX of France His military expeditions a The thirteenth century of His Epub â brought new urgency to Catholic efforts to convert non Christians and no Catholic ruler was dedicated to this undertaking than King Louis IX of France His military expeditions against Islam are well documented but there was also a peaceful side to his encounter with the Muslim world one that has received little attention until now This splendid The Apple PDF/EPUB ² book shines new light on the king's program to induce Muslims The Apple of His Eye to voluntarily convert to Christianity and resettle in France It recovers a forgotten but important episode in the history of the Crusades while providing a rare window into the fraught experiences of the converts themselvesWilliam Chester Jordan transforms our understanding of medieval Christian Muslim relations Apple of His ePUB ☆ by telling the stories of the Muslims who came to France to live as Christians Under what circumstances did they willingly convert How successfully did they assimilate into French society What forms of resistance did they employ In examining uestions like these Jordan weaves a richly detailed portrait of a dazzling yet violent age whose lessons still resonate todayUntil now scholars have dismissed historical accounts of the king's peaceful conversion of Muslims as hagiographical and therefore untrustworthy Jordan takes these narratives seriously and uncovers archival evidence to back them up He brings his findings marvelously to life in this succinct and compelling book setting them in the context of the Seventh Crusade and the universalizing Catholic impulse to convert the world.
- 200 pages
- The Apple of His Eye
- William Chester Jordan
- 24 July 2016 William Chester Jordan