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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Medieval Christian Perceptions of Islam: A Book of Essays

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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ISBN-13: 9780415928922
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/13/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction *

I: Eastern Christian Responses to Islam

Early Eastern Christian Responses to Islam, John Lamoreaux, Syriac and Armenian Christian Responses to the ISlamization of the Mongols, David Bundy, Manuel I Comnenus and the 'God of Muhammad': A Study in Byzantine Ecclesiasticl Politics, Craig L. Hanson

II: Antoi-Muslim Polemic: Eighth to Twelfth Centuries

Christian Views of Islam in Early Medieval Spain, Kenneth B. Wolf * The Tathlth al-wahdonyah: A Mozarabic Polemic Against Islam, Thomas Burman

III: Theological Responses to ISlam: Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries Antichrist and Islam in Medieval Franciscan Exegesis, David Burr * Nicholas of Lyra and Paul of Burgos on Islam, Philip Krey * Frederick II, His Saracens, and the Law, John Philip Lomax * John-Jerome of Prague and the Religion of the Saracens, William P. Hyland=

IV: Islam in Western Vernacular Literature, Jacob van Maerlant on Muhammad and Islam, Geert H.M. Claassens * Portrayal of Muslims in Andrea da Barberino's Guerrino il Meschino, Gloria Allaire * Machomete and Mandeville's Travels, Frank Grady

V: The Sixteenth Century

Arredondo's Castillo inexpugnable de la feAnti-Islamic Propaganda in the Age of Charles V. John S. Geary * The Guerra civiles de Granada:The Idealization of Assimilation, Rhonda Zaid * The Myth of Isma'il Safavi: Political Rhetoric and Divine Kingship, Palmira Brummett

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