Paula Sutter Fichtner's Terror and Toleration: The Habsburg Empire Confronts Islam PDF

By Paula Sutter Fichtner

From the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries the armies of the Ottoman empire introduced terror, within the identify of Islam, to a lot of the Christian international. Intermittently, yet relentlessly, the Sultans’ forces raided, then conquered the Danube Valley so far as Budapest and past. Their inexorable growth westward finally introduced them into clash with the dynastic confederation created in principal and jap Europe by way of the Austrian Habsburgs. many times confronted with digital annihilation by way of better Muslim forces, the ruling powers in Vienna fought to mobilise the minds in addition to the army assets in their topics so that it will keep either their religion and their soil. The propaganda built through either govt and church, really the Roman Catholic variation, created, then strengthened a few of the unfavorable stereotypes of Muslims which are nonetheless established to Europeans today.Gradually, after the center of the 17th century, Habsburg rulers and officers got here to determine that its political and army survival required good information regarding the Muslim foe that prejudiced principles didn't provide. In Terror and Toleration, Paula Sutter Fichtner strains the tale of this variation of center and brain in executive and highbrow circles through the Habsburg empire. This episode exhibits, she argues, that it really is attainable to shape and disseminate detrimental perspectives of an enemy for political and strategic purposes, but have the capacity to reconfigure these perspectives as situation and necessity dictates.A hugely unique account of a desirable old and cultural stumble upon, this publication offers readers a detailed view of ways a Western empire not just survived Islamic aggression, yet within the method realized how one can think of or even paintings with Muslims absolutely and productively.

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