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Medieval Christian Perceptions of Islam: A Book of Essays
     

Medieval Christian Perceptions of Islam: A Book of Essays

by John Victor Tolan
 

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For medieval Christians, Islam presented a series of disquieting challenges, and individual Christians portrayed Muslim culture in varied ways, according to their interests and prejudices. These fifteen original essays focus on unfamiliar texts that reflect the wide range of medieval Christianity's preoccupation with Islam, treating works from many different periods

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For medieval Christians, Islam presented a series of disquieting challenges, and individual Christians portrayed Muslim culture in varied ways, according to their interests and prejudices. These fifteen original essays focus on unfamiliar texts that reflect the wide range of medieval Christianity's preoccupation with Islam, treating works from many different periods and in a wide range of genres and languages.

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Contains 15 essays written for this collection by scholars of language, history, theology, and political science. Contributions primarily focus on unfamiliar and intriguing texts that reflect the wide range of medieval Christian preoccupation with Islam. Genres of work treated range from history and epic to travelogue, polemic, and exegesis, and range across many languages and eras from the 7th century to the 16th. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781136697968
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/02/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
440
File size:
3 MB

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