Christian C. Sahner is associate professor of Islamic history at the University of Oxford and a fellow of St Cross College. He is the author of Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present.
"Finalist for the Award for Excellence in the Historical Study of
Religion, American Academy of Religion"
"This book is a real achievement. It is a fascinating read for any scholar of Christian-Muslim relations, since it deals with a sensitive topic analytically and in an academically balanced manner. . . . In addition, although the author declares that he had no intension to connect the past with the present, the book opens up a larger window of understanding for any reader who is interested in current events in the Middle East."---Risto Jukko, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations
"Shortlisted for the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize"
"The Spectator's Books of the Year"