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Benson Bobrick is the author of several acclaimed works, including Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired. In 2002 he received the Literature Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He lives in Vermont.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Islamic Empire -- Foreign relations -- Byzantine Empire.
Byzantine Empire -- Foreign relations -- Islamic Empire.
Islamic Empire -- History -- 750-1258
Byzantine Empire -- History -- 527-1081.
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
Håaråun al-Rashåid, -- Caliph, -- ca. 763-809.
Charlemagne, -- Emperor, -- 742-814.