The Religions of the Book: Christian Perceptions, 1400-1660 by M. DimmockThe Religions of the Book: Christian Perceptions, 1400-1660 by M. Dimmock

The Religions of the Book: Christian Perceptions, 1400-1660

byM. DimmockEditorA. Hadfield

Hardcover | April 3, 2008

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This is the first study to explore the relationship between Christianity, Judaism and Islam in the Early Modern period. Contributors debate the complicated terms in which these 'Religions of the Book' interacted. The collection illuminates this area of European culture from the late Middle Ages to the end of the Seventeenth century.
ANTHONY BALE is Senior Lecturer in Medieval Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, UK MATTHEW BIRCHWOOD is Lecturer in English Literature at Kingston University, London, UK JERRY BROTTON is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, UK PALMIRA BRUMMETT is Professor of History and Distinguished Professor o...
Title:The Religions of the Book: Christian Perceptions, 1400-1660Format:HardcoverDimensions:213 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.72 inPublished:April 3, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230020046

ISBN - 13:9780230020047


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Chronology Introduction: The Devil Citing Scripture: Christian Perceptions of the Religions of the Book; M.Dimmock & A.Hadfield Christian Antisemitism and Intermedial Experience in Late Medieval England; A.Bale The Crusade of Varna, 1443-1445: What motivated the Crusaders?; C.Imber 'A Human Head to the Neck of a Horse': Hybridity, Monstrosity and Early Christian Conceptions of Muhammad and Islam; M.Dimmock 'Vile Interpretations' and 'Devilish Supplements': Jewish Exegesis and Linguistic Siege in Martin Luther's On the Jews and Their Lies (1543); R.Hallett 'Turks' and 'Christians': The Iconography of Possession in the Depiction of the Ottoman-Venetian-Hapsburg Frontiers, 1550-1689; P.Brummett Confounding Babel: The Language of Religion in the English Revolution; M.Birchwood 'A Parallel Made with the Jewish Sanhedrin': Tolerating Jews and Jewish Precedents in the Early Modern Church and State; E.Glaser Milton Among the Muslims; G.MacLean Afterword; J.Brotton Endnotes Select Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

'...[a] compelling and innovative collection of essays.' - Mark Rankin, Modern Language Review

'...well worth reading...a welcome collection of essays on a diverse range of subjects. The editors are to be congratulated for bringing them all together in this thought provoking publication.' - Insight Turkey

'...[an] insightful collection...' - Theological Book Review