When the Crescent met the Cross: Muslim-Christian Relations during the First Abbasid Period

dc.contributor.advisorBahkou, Abjar
dc.contributor.authorBarnett, Carlton Carter III
dc.contributor.departmentHistory.en_US
dc.contributor.otherChristian van Gorderen_US
dc.contributor.otherSaadi, Abdul M.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-21T16:33:01Z
dc.date.available2018-05-21T16:33:01Z
dc.date.copyright2018-05-27
dc.date.issued2018-05-21
dc.description.abstractThe Abbasid Empire supplanted the Umayyad Empire in 749 AD and within two-hundred years it had initiated a Golden Age of science, culture, and religious thought. This Golden Age was made possible by both the Muslim and Christian subjects of the empire. My thesis explores the dynamic relationship between Muslims and Christians since the beginning of the Arab conquests in the Levant to the end of the First Abbasid Period in 950 AD. The first chapter examines the defining encounters between Muslims and Christians prior to the Abbasid Empire. The second chapter describes how Christians and Muslims collaborated to initiate a translation movement in the Abbasid empire. The translation movement brought thought from the Greek and Persian empires to the Abbasid capital in Baghdad. The final chapter reviews the historical development of the First Abbasid period so that we might learn from past relations. Overall, this thesis describes the first encounters between Muslims and Christians in order to learn from the past.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/10256
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.subjectMuslim-Christianen_US
dc.subjectLate Antiquityen_US
dc.subjectAbbasid Empireen_US
dc.subjectUmmayyad Empireen_US
dc.subjectTranslation Movementen_US
dc.subjectIslamic Golden Ageen_US
dc.subjectDome of the Rocken_US
dc.subjectPact of Umaren_US
dc.subjectArab Conquesten_US
dc.subjectApocalyptic Literatureen_US
dc.subjectArabic Languageen_US
dc.titleWhen the Crescent met the Cross: Muslim-Christian Relations during the First Abbasid Perioden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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