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By Katharine Scarfe Beckett

ISBN-10: 0521054389

ISBN-13: 9780521054386

ISBN-10: 0521829402

ISBN-13: 9780521829403

during this e-book, Scarfe Beckett is worried with representations of the Islamic global widespread in Anglo-Saxon England. utilizing a large choice of literary, ancient and archaeological proof, 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 global, and that those acquired principles prevailed at the same time fabric contacts elevated among England and Muslim territory. Medieval texts continuously represented Muslim Arabs as Saracens and Ismaelites (or Hagarenes), defined via Jerome as biblical enemies of the Christian global 3 centuries ahead of Muhammad's lifetime. early rules specifically - that Saracens worshipped Venus and dissembled their very own identification - persevered into the early glossy interval. This discovering has fascinating implications for past theses through Edward acknowledged and Norman Daniel about the historical past of English perceptions of Islam.

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