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The Saint and the Sultan

The Saint and the Sultan Author Paul Moses
ISBN-10 9780307589514
Release 2009-09-29
Pages 256
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An intriguing examination of the extraordinary–and little known meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Islamic leader Sultan Malik Al-Kamil that has strong resonance in today's divided world. For many of us, St. Francis of Assisi is known as a poor monk and a lover of animals. However, these images are sadly incomplete, because they ignore an equally important and more challenging aspect of his life -- his unwavering commitment to seeking peace. In The Saint and the Sultan, Paul Moses recovers Francis' s message of peace through the largely forgotten story of his daring mission to end the crusades. In 1219, as the Fifth Crusade was being fought, Francis crossed enemy lines to gain an audience with Malik al-Kamil, the Sultan of Egypt. The two talked of war and peace and faith and when Francis returned home, he proposed that his Order of the Friars Minor live peaceably among the followers of Islam–a revolutionary call at a moment when Christendom pinned its hopes for converting Muslims on the battlefield. The Saint and the Sultan captures the lives of St. Francis and Sultan al-Kamil and illuminates the political intrigue and religious fervor of their time. In the process, it reveals a startlingly timely story of interfaith conflict, war, and the search for peace. More than simply a dramatic adventure, though it does not lack for colorful saints and sinners, loyalty and betrayal, and thrilling Crusade narrative, The Saint and the Sultan brings to life an episode of deep relevance for all who seek to find peace between the West and the Islamic world. Winner of the 2010 Catholic Press Association Book Award for History From the Hardcover edition.



Saint Francis and the Sultan

Saint Francis and the Sultan Author John V. Tolan
ISBN-10 9780191608186
Release 2009-03-26
Pages 400
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In September, 1219, as the armies of the Fifth Crusade besieged the Egyptian city of Damietta, Francis of Assisi went to Egypt to preach to Sultan al-Malik al-Kâmil. Although we in fact know very little about this event, this has not prevented artists and writers from the thirteenth century to the twentieth, unencumbered by mere facts, from portraying Francis alternatively as a new apostle preaching to the infidels, a scholastic theologian proving the truth of Christianity, a champion of the crusading ideal, a naive and quixotic wanderer, a crazed religious fanatic, or a medieval Gandhi preaching peace, love, and understanding. Al-Kâmil, on the other hand, is variously presented as an enlightened pagan monarch hungry for evangelical teaching, a cruel oriental despot, or a worldly libertine. Saint Francis and the Sultan takes a detailed look at these richly varied artistic responses to this brief but highly symbolic meeting. Throwing into relief the changing fears and hopes that Muslim-Christian encounters have inspired in European artists and writers in the centuries since, it gives a uniquely broad but precise vision of the evolution of Western attitudes towards Islam and the Arab world over the last eight hundred years.



In the Spirit of St Francis the Sultan

In the Spirit of St  Francis   the Sultan Author George Dardess
ISBN-10 9781570759079
Release 2011
Pages 205
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Here, two practitioners of interfaith dialogue provide readers with a guide for Catholics and Muslims to reach greater mutual understanding and work for social justice.



St Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims

St  Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims Author Frank M. Rega
ISBN-10 9781618909107
Release 2007
Pages 152
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Describes in gripping detail St. Francis’ historic efforts to convert the Sultan of Egypt to the Catholic faith. Discusses St. Francis’ approach to ecumenism and the conversion of other religions to Catholicism. Also includes a comprehensive biography of St. Francis and his dynamic reform of the Church.



The Sultan of the saints

The Sultan of the saints Author
ISBN-10 8174355758
Release 2007
Pages 338
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ʼAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī, 1077-1166, Sufi saint.



Daring to Cross the Threshold

Daring to Cross the Threshold Author Kathy Warren
ISBN-10 9781620324219
Release 2012-08-21
Pages 152
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September 11, 2001, highlighted the urgent need for greater understanding among religious traditions. Specifically, the lack of acceptance and appreciation between Muslims and Christians was suddenly catapulted into headlines around the world. Now, in the aftermath of war in Iraq, the need for understanding and respect among religious traditions and various cultures becomes ever more important. It is my hope that this book might nurture that mutual respect that fosters peace and justice, for they are God's desire for us, and gifts that all races and religions seek.



Sultans Shamans and Saints

Sultans  Shamans  and Saints Author Howard M. Federspiel
ISBN-10 9780824830526
Release 2007-01
Pages 297
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By the fourteenth century the Islamic faith had spread via maritime trade routes to Southeast Asia where, over the next seven hundred years, it would have a continuing influence on political life, social customs, and the development of the arts. Sultans, Shamans, and Saints looks at Islam in Southeast Asia during four major eras: its arrival (to 1300), the first flowering of Islamic identity (1300 1800), the era of imperialism (1800 1945), and the era of independent nation-states (1945 2000). Ranging across the humanities and social sciences, this balanced and accessible work emphasizes the historical development of Southeast Asia s accommodation of Islam and the creation of its distinctive regional character. Each chapter opens with a general background summary that places events in the greater Asian/Southeast Asian context, followed by an overview of prominent ethnic groups, political events, customs and cultures, religious factors, and art forms. Sultans, Shamans, and Saints will be of great value to students and researchers specializing in the study of Islam and the comparative study of Muslim societies and culture. It will also be useful to those with a world-systems approach to the study of history and globalization. "



An Unlikely Union

An Unlikely Union Author Paul Moses
ISBN-10 9781479871308
Release 2015-07-03
Pages 368
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They came from the poorest parts of Ireland and Italy and met as rivals on the sidewalks of New York. Beginning in the nineteenth century, the Irish and Italians clashed in the Catholic Church, on the waterfront, at construction sites, and in the streets. Then they made peace through romance, marrying each other on a large scale in the years after World War II. An Unlikely Union tells the dramatic story of how two of America’s largest ethnic groups learned to love and laugh with each other after decades of animosity. The vibrant cast of characters features saints such as Mother Frances X. Cabrini, who stood up to the Irish American archbishop of New York when he tried to send her back to Italy, and sinners like Al Capone, who left his Irish wife home the night he shot it out with Brooklyn’s Irish mob. The book also highlights the torrid love affair between radical labor organizers Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Carlo Tresca; the alliance between Italian American gangster Paul Kelly and Tammany’s “Big Tim” Sullivan; heroic detective Joseph Petrosino’s struggle to be accepted in the Irish-run NYPD; and the competition between Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby to become the country’s top male vocalist. In this engaging history of the Irish and Italians, veteran New York City journalist and professor Paul Moses offers a classic American story of competition, cooperation, and resilience. At a time of renewed fear of immigrants, An Unlikely Union reminds us that Americans are able to absorb tremendous social change and conflict—and come out the better for it.



Francis of Assisi The Saint Early Documents vol 1

Francis of Assisi   The Saint  Early Documents  vol  1 Author Regis J. Armstrong
ISBN-10 9781565481107
Release 1999
Pages 640
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Book one of this monumental series presents new translations of texts about Francis in the early Franciscan tradition, some available in English for the first time.



Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi Author Adrian House
ISBN-10 9781616433192
Release 2014-09-24
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Francis of Assisi has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Francis of Assisi also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Francis of Assisi book for free.



Sufism and Politics in Morocco

Sufism and Politics in Morocco Author Abdelilah Bouasria
ISBN-10 9781317681441
Release 2015-02-11
Pages 232
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Presenting a political history and sociology of Moroccan Sufism from colonialism to the modern day, this book studies the Sufi model of Master and Disciple in relation to social and political life, comparing the different eras of acquiescent versus dissident Sufism. This comparative fieldwork study offers new perspectives on the connection between the monarchy and mystic realms with a specific coverage of the Boutchichi order and Abdessalam Yassine’s Al Adl Wal Ihsane, examining the myth of apolitical Sufism throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Drawing on Michel Foucault and James Scott, this book fuses thinking about the political dimension of Sufism, a "hidden transcript," involving power struggles, patronage and justice and its esoteric spiritual ethics of care. Addressing the lacuna in English language literature on the Boutchichi Sufi order in Morocco, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Islamic Studies, Comparative Politics and the MENA region.



The Portrait of the Master

The Portrait of the Master Author James Twyman
ISBN-10 9781844093168
Release 2012-06-01
Pages 107
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St. Francis has decided to travel to the Crusades and arrange a meeting between himself and the Sultan in Syria, believing that if the Sultan knew what Jesus was really trying to say that he would stop the terrible war on his own.



The Ni matnama Manuscript of the Sultans of Mandu

The Ni matnama Manuscript of the Sultans of Mandu Author Norah M. Titley
ISBN-10 9781134268078
Release 2004-11-30
Pages 544
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The Ni'matnama is a late fifteenth-century book of the recipes of the eccentric Sultan of Mandu (Madhya Pradesh), Ghiyath Shahi, collected and added to by his son and successor, Nasir Shah. It contains recipes for cooking a variety of delicacies and epicurean delights, as well as providing remedies and aphrodisiacs for the Sultan and his court. It also includes important sections on the preparation of betel leaves as well as advice on the logistics of hunting expeditions and warfare. The text provides a remarkable and tantalizing account of rarified courtly life in a fifteenth-century Indian Sultanate region.



My Early Life

My Early Life Author Sulṭān Ibn-Muḥammad al-Qāsimī (Sharja, Emir)
ISBN-10 9781408814208
Release 2011-04-04
Pages 301
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A unique memoir by the current emir of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates



Medicine and the Saints

Medicine and the Saints Author Ellen J. Amster
ISBN-10 9780292745445
Release 2013-08-15
Pages 334
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The colonial encounter between France and Morocco in the late nineteenth century took place not only in the political realm but also in the realm of medicine. Because the body politic and the physical body are intimately linked, French efforts to colonize Morocco took place in and through the body. Starting from this original premise, Medicine and the Saints traces a history of colonial embodiment in Morocco through a series of medical encounters between the Islamic sultanate of Morocco and the Republic of France from 1877 to 1956. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources in both French and Arabic, Ellen Amster investigates the positivist ambitions of French colonial doctors, sociologists, philologists, and historians; the social history of the encounters and transformations occasioned by French medical interventions; and the ways in which Moroccan nationalists ultimately appropriated a French model of modernity to invent the independent nation-state. Each chapter of the book addresses a different problem in the history of medicine: international espionage and a doctor's murder; disease and revolt in Moroccan cities; a battle for authority between doctors and Muslim midwives; and the search for national identity in the welfare state. This research reveals how Moroccans ingested and digested French science and used it to create a nationalist movement and Islamist politics, and to understand disease and health. In the colonial encounter, the Muslim body became a seat of subjectivity, the place from which individuals contested and redefined the political.



The Spirit of a Sultan

The Spirit of a Sultan Author
ISBN-10 1484917944
Release 2013-09
Pages 418
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One of the most venerated Sufi poets and saints, Hazrat Sultan Bahu's life has been as veiled as the divine. Through countless stories, the loveable and fully illumined spiritual master's life has been told mostly through oral tradition. Using the deep emotions of his teachings, this inspiring new book uses the depth of Sultan Bahu to ignite the love of God in readers' hearts while uplifting them to greater heights. The Spirit of a Sultan is a mystical new novel based on the true life accounts of Sufi reverend, poet, and saint, Sultan Bahu. A historical biography reminiscent of Autobiography of a Yogi, the novel uses a slight fictional component to create a spiritual atmosphere throughout the story. A spellbinding tale of enlightenment, this wonderful book follows Sultan Bahu's life history and spiritual journey while showing us all how to connect with God in our hearts and minds. Written in an extraordinarily unique and intriguing style, The Spirit of a Sultan portrays the true account of a saint who shares a great many parallels with Guatama Buddha. Following a man who gave away his wealth, land, and legacy in order to pursue an austere existence in search of the truth while teaching others the realization of God and special meditation techniques, the novel inspires readers everywhere to re-examine their own lives and their relationships with God. Teaching readers around the world the importance of self-realization through God and connecting to him through one's own heart through Sufi meditation, The Spirit of a Sultan highlights the life-changing teachings of a remarkable man. An uplifting and mystical experience, this fantastic book possesses the rare ability to change readers' lives for the better. Following Sultan Bahu's purpose in this world to ignite an ardent love for God in men's hearts, this story possesses a lasting appeal that will stay with readers long after they've closed the book. The beginning of a new age, The Spirit of a Sultan will inspire countless readers to continue to strive for spiritual joy, love, and peace.



Tsar and Sultan

Tsar and Sultan Author Victor Taki
ISBN-10 9780857728982
Release 2016-06-20
Pages 320
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From the 1700s, the declining Ottoman Empire served as a source of inspiration for the westernisation of Russia. Comparisons between European and Ottoman diplomacy, warfare and political organizations shaped Russian identity and provided the nation with a sense of superiority over its adversary. Tsar and Sultan offers a unique insight into Russian Orientalism as the intellectual force behind Russian-Ottoman encounters. Through war diaries and memoirs, accounts of captivity and diplomatic correspondences, Victor Taki’s analysis of military documents demonstrates a crucial aspect of Russia’s discovery of the Orient based on its rivalry with the Ottoman Empire. Narratives depicting the brutal realities of Russian-Turkish military conflicts influenced the Orientalisation of the Ottoman Empire. In turn, Russian identity was built as the counter-image to the demonised Turk. This book explains the significance of Russian Orientalism on Russian identity and national policies of westernisation. Students of European History and Middle East studies will appreciate Taki’s analysis of Russian-Turkish relations and their influence on Eurasian history.