Medieval Christian Perceptions of Islam: A Book of Essays [NOOK Book]


These fifteen original essays focus on unfamiliar texts that reflect the wide range of medieval Christianity's preoccupation with Islam.
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Medieval Christian Perceptions of Islam: A Book of Essays

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These fifteen original essays focus on unfamiliar texts that reflect the wide range of medieval Christianity's preoccupation with Islam.
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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 (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136697968
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/2/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 440
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

1 Early Eastern Christian Responses to Islam 3
2 The Syriac and Armenian Christian Responses to the Islamification of the Mongols 33
3 Manuel I Comnenus and the "God of Muhammad": A Study in Byzantine Ecclesiastical Politics 55
4 Christian Views of Islam in Early Medieval Spain 85
5 "The Tathlith al-wahdaniyah" and the Twelfth-Century Andalusian-Christian Approach to Islam 109
6 Antichrist and Islam in Medieval Franciscan Exegesis 131
7 Nicholas of Lyra and Paul of Burgos on Islam 153
8 Frederick II, His Saracens, and the Papacy 175
9 John-Jerome of Prague and the Religion of the Saracens 199
10 Jacob van Maerlant on Muhammad and Islam 211
11 Portrayal of Muslims in Andrea da Barberino's Guerrino il Meschino 243
12 "Machomete" and Mandeville's Travels 271
13 Arredondo's Castillo inexpugnable de la fee: Anti-Islamic Propaganda in the Age of Charles V 291
14 The Guerras civiles de Granada: The Idealization of Assimilation 313
15 The Myth of Shah Ismail Safavi: Political Rhetoric and "Divine" Kingship 331
Bibliography 361
Contributors 395
Index 397
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