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Anglo-Saxon perceptions of the Islamic world [electronic resource] / Katharine Scarfe Beckett.

By: Scarfe Beckett, Katharine.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England: 33.Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (viii, 276 p.).ISBN: 0511062869 (electronic bk.); 9780511062865 (electronic bk.); 0511121598 (electronic bk.); 9780511121593 (electronic bk.); 0511056532 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511056536 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0511071329; 9780511071324; 9780511483233 (electronic bk.); 0511483236 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Islamic countries -- Relations -- Great Britain | Great Britain -- Relations -- Islamic countries | Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 | Islam -- Relations -- Christianity | Christianity and other religions | HISTORY -- World | Islam -- Relations -- Christianisme | Christianisme -- Relations -- Islam | Pays musulmans -- Relations -- Grande-Bretagne | Grande-Bretagne -- Relations -- Pays musulmans | Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 449-1066 (P�eriode anglo-saxonne) | Islam | Beeldvorming | Angelsaksische tijd | Islam | EnglandGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Anglo-Saxon perceptions of the Islamic world.DDC classification: 909/.09767 Other classification: 15.70 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Islam during the Anglo-Saxon period -- Anglo-Saxon contacts with Islam -- Arabs and Arabia in Latin -- Ismaelites and Saracens in Latin -- Arabs, Ismaelites and Saracens in early Anglo-Latin -- Pseudo-Methodius and the sons of Ismael -- Arabs, Ismaelites and Saracens in Old English -- Persisting theories about Saracens in post-Conquest England.
Summary: Scarfe Beckett is concerned with western representations of the Islamic world in the Anglo-Saxon period. Using a wide variety of literary, historical and archaeological evidence, she argues that the perception of Arabs, Ismaelites and Saracens derived from Christian exegesis preconditioned a hostility towards Islamic peoples which prevailed over actual experience.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-272) and index.

Introduction -- Islam during the Anglo-Saxon period -- Anglo-Saxon contacts with Islam -- Arabs and Arabia in Latin -- Ismaelites and Saracens in Latin -- Arabs, Ismaelites and Saracens in early Anglo-Latin -- Pseudo-Methodius and the sons of Ismael -- Arabs, Ismaelites and Saracens in Old English -- Persisting theories about Saracens in post-Conquest England.

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Scarfe Beckett is concerned with western representations of the Islamic world in the Anglo-Saxon period. Using a wide variety of literary, historical and archaeological evidence, she argues that the perception of Arabs, Ismaelites and Saracens derived from Christian exegesis preconditioned a hostility towards Islamic peoples which prevailed over actual experience.

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