Saracens: Islam in the Medieval European Imagination by John V. Tolan

Saracens: Islam in the Medieval European Imagination

byJohn V. Tolan

Kobo ebook | July 6, 2002

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-- Alastair Hamilton, Times Literary Supplement

John V. Tolan is Maître de Conférences en histoire medievale, Department d'histoire, Université de Nantes. He is the author of Petrus Alfonsi and His Medieval Readers and editor of Medieval Christian Perceptions of Islam: A Collection of Essays.
Title:Saracens: Islam in the Medieval European ImaginationFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 6, 2002Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231506465

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Riccoldo's Predicament or, How to Explain Away the Successes of a Flourishing Rival Civilization
Part 1: Foundations (Seventh--Eighth Centuries)
1: God and History in the Christian West c. 600
2: Islamic Dominion and the Religious Other
3: Early Eastern Christian Reactions to Islam
Part 2: Forging Polemical Images (Eighth -- Twelfth Centuries)
4: Western Christian Responses to Islam (Eighth -- Ninth Centuries)
5: Saracens as Pagans
6: Muhammad, Heresiarch (Twelfth Century)
Part 3: Thirteenth-Century Dreams of Conquest and Conversion
7: The Muslim in the Ideologies of Thirteenth-Century Christian Spain
8: Apocalyptic Fears and Hopes Inspired by the Thirteenth-Century Crusades
9: Franciscan Missionaries Seeking the Martyr's Palm
10: The Dominican Missionary Strategy
11: From Verdant Grove to Dark Prison: Realms of Mission in Ramon Llull

Editorial Reviews

A thoroughgoing reference work like Saracens was long overdue; it is also quite timely.