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By Gerald MacLean,Nabil Matar

sooner than they'd an empire within the East, the British travelled into the Islamic international to pursue alternate and to shape strategic alliances opposed to the Catholic powers of France and Spain. First-hand encounters with Muslims, Jews, Greek Orthodox, and different non secular groups dwelling jointly less than tolerant Islamic rule replaced ceaselessly the way in which Britons thought of Islam, simply because the items they imported from Islamic international locations replaced without end the way in which they lived. Britain
and the Islamic global tells the tale of ways, for a century and a part, retailers and diplomats travelled from Morocco to Istanbul, from Aleppo to Isfahan, and from Hormuz to Surat, and found a global that used to be extra interesting than fearful.

Gerald MacLean and Nabil Matar learn where of Islam and Muslims in English concept, and the way British monarchs handled supremely robust Muslim rulers. They record the significance of diplomatic and mercantile encounters, express how the writings of captives unfold unreliable information regarding Islam and Muslims, and examine observations by means of travelers and monks who pronounced conferences with Jews, jap Christians, Armenians, and Shi'ites. in addition they hint how alternate and the alternate of
material items with the Islamic international formed how humans in Britain lived their lives and considered themselves.

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