Anglo-Saxon Perceptions of the Islamic World (Cambridge - download pdf or read online

By Katharine Scarfe Beckett

ISBN-10: 0521054389

ISBN-13: 9780521054386

ISBN-10: 0521829402

ISBN-13: 9780521829403

during this ebook, Scarfe Beckett is worried with representations of the Islamic international familiar in Anglo-Saxon England. utilizing a wide selection of literary, historic and archaeological facts, she argues that the 1st perceptions of Arabs, Ismaelites and Saracens which derived from Christian exegesis preconditioned wester expressions of hostility and superiority in the direction of peoples of the Islamic international, and that those bought rules prevailed while fabric contacts elevated among England and Muslim territory. Medieval texts continually represented Muslim Arabs as Saracens and Ismaelites (or Hagarenes), defined by means of Jerome as biblical enemies of the Christian global 3 centuries earlier than Muhammad's lifetime. early principles specifically - that Saracens worshipped Venus and dissembled their very own identification - persisted into the early smooth interval. This discovering has attention-grabbing implications for past theses by way of Edward acknowledged and Norman Daniel in regards to the heritage of English perceptions of Islam.

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