Saracens Islam in the Medieval European Imagination

ISBN-10: 0231123337

ISBN-13: 9780231123334

Edition: 2002

Authors: John V. Tolan

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Medieval Christian writers distorted the teachings of Islam and caricatured its believers in a variety of ways. This book provides a comprehensive study of Christian polemical responses to Islam in the Middle Ages.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386

John Hagan is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law at Northwestern University and codirector of the Center on Law and Globalization at the American Bar Foundation. He received the Stockholm Prize in Criminology in 2009. His books include "Darfur and the Crime of Genocide".

Introduction: Riccoldo's Predicament, or How to Explain Away the Successes of a Flourishing Rival Civilization
Foundations (Seventh-Eighth Centuries)
God and History in the Christian West c. 600
Islamic Dominion and the Religious Other
Early Eastern Christian Reactions to Islam
Forging Polemical Images (Eighth-Twelfth Centuries)
Western Christian Responses to Islam (Eighth-Ninth Centuries)
Saracens as Pagans
Muhammad, Heresiarch (Twelfth Century)
Thirteenth-Century Dreams of Conquest and Conversion
The Muslim in the Ideologies of Thirteenth-Century Christian Spain
Apocalyptic Fears and Hopes Inspired by the Thirteenth-Century Crusades
Franciscan Missionaries Seeking the Martyr's Palm
The Dominican Missionary Strategy
From Verdant Grove to Dark Prison: Realms of Mission in Ramon Llull
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