Medieval Latin lives of Muhammad /

"Throughout the Middle Ages, believers of Christianity told tales about Muhammad and the rise of Islam. They did so to inform, warn, and entertain Christian audiences. This volume brings together a set of such accounts that traces the biographical tradition of Muhammad as it evolved in the medi...

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Imprint:Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2018.
©2018
Description:xli, 664 pages ; 21 cm.
Language:English
Latin
Series:Dumbarton Oaks medieval library ; 51
Dumbarton Oaks medieval library ; 51.
Subject:Muḥammad, -- Prophet, -- -632 -- Biography.
Muḥammad, -- Prophet, -- -632 -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Muḥammad, -- Prophet, -- -632.
Islam -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
Christians -- Attitudes -- History -- To 1500.
Christianity and other religions -- Islam -- History.
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity -- History.
Islam -- Historiography.
Biography -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.
Biography -- Middle Ages.
Christianity.
Christians -- Attitudes.
Interfaith relations.
Islam.
11.07 relations between religions.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious.
Biography.
History.
Biographies.
Latin literature, Medieval and modern -- Translations into English.
Format: E-Resource Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11724808
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Other authors / contributors:Yolles, Julian, editor, translator.
Weiss, Jessica (Translator of Medieval Latin lives of Muhammad), editor, translator.
ISBN:9780674980730
0674980735
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Texts in Latin with English translation on facing pages; introduction and notes in English.
Summary:"Throughout the Middle Ages, believers of Christianity told tales about Muhammad and the rise of Islam. They did so to inform, warn, and entertain Christian audiences. This volume brings together a set of such accounts that traces the biographical tradition of Muhammad as it evolved in the medieval West. These stories were all written in or translated into Latin, the chief literary and intellectual language of medieval Europe. With one exception, all texts in this collection were composed as stand-alone, independent works. To supplement them, we have included a passage dealing with Muhammad from Theophanes's early ninth-century chronicle. The Latin translation of this Greek work was widely available throughout much of Western Europe and is vital in understanding later developments. These texts help to explain the origin of many persistent clichés about Muhammad, and to document ways in which Western perceptions of Islam have influenced literature, theology, and religious debate and polemic."--

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