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The Resource Anglo-Saxon perceptions of the Islamic world, Katharine Scarfe Beckett

Anglo-Saxon perceptions of the Islamic world, Katharine Scarfe Beckett

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Anglo-Saxon perceptions of the Islamic world
Title
Anglo-Saxon perceptions of the Islamic world
Statement of responsibility
Katharine Scarfe Beckett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Katharine Scarfe Beckett is concerned with representations of the Islamic world prevalent in Anglo-Saxon England. Using a wide variety of literary, historical and archaeological evidence, she argues that the first perceptions of Arabs, Ismaelites and Saracens which derived from Christian exegesis preconditioned western expressions of hostility and superiority towards peoples of the Islamic world, and that these received ideas prevailed even as material contacts increased between England and Muslim territory. Medieval texts invariably represented Muslim Arabs as Saracens and Ismaelites (or Hagarenes), described by Jerome as biblical enemies of the Christian world three centuries before Muhammad's lifetime. Two early ideas in particular - that Saracens worshipped Venus and dissembled their own identity - continued into the early modern period. This finding has interesting implications for earlier theses by Edward Said and Norman Daniel concerning the history of English perceptions of Islam."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scarfe Beckett, Katharine
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England
Series volume
33
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Islamic countries
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Anglo-Saxon perceptions of the Islamic world, Katharine Scarfe Beckett
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9780511483233
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511483233
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Anglo-Saxon perceptions of the Islamic world, Katharine Scarfe Beckett
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9780511483233
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511483233
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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