This book explores the Islamic roots of the Western values of tolerance and religious pluralism, and considers Dante from the perspective of the Arab-Islamic philosophical tradition. It examines the relations between Islamic and Western thought, the historical origins of Western values, and the tradition of tolerance in classical Islamic thought.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Series:||New Middle Ages Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)|
About the Author
Gregory B. Stone is Professor of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature at LSU, where he teaches medieval and Renaissance literature and the history of literary criticism and theory. He currently serves as Director of LSU's Program in Comparative Literature. He is the author of two previous books, The Death of the Troubadour: The Late Medieval Resistance to the Renaissance (1994) and The Ethics of Nature in the Middle Ages: On Boccaccio's Poetaphysics (1998).