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Muhammad in Europe : A Thousand Years of Western Myth-Making - Minou Reeves

Muhammad in Europe

A Thousand Years of Western Myth-Making

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2001
ISBN: 9780814775332
Number Of Pages: 320

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Generations of Western writersfrom the Crusades to the present dayhave written portraits claiming to depict the life and personality of Muhammad, the founder of Islam. Over the course of thirteen centuries, stubbornly biased and consistently negative representations have persisted, presenting images which bear no resemblance to the noble man familiar to Muslims. Muhammad in Europe traces this consistent tradition of distortion and provides an account of the reasons behind it.

Drawing on works dating from the Middle Ages to the last decade of the twentieth century and spanning Latin, Italian, French, German, and English language sources, the book culminates with a critical analysis of Salman Rushdie's controversial novel, "The Satanic Verses."

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"A deep study of "the veneration of the Prophet in Islamic Piety" . . . This scholarly work renders high service in promoting understanding not only internationally but in plural societies which have a Muslim presence."
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ISBN: 9780814775332
ISBN-10: 0814775330
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st August 2001
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 16.56  x 3.07
Weight (kg): 0.9