Download e-book for iPad: Arabic-Islamic Views of the Latin West: Tracing the by Daniel G. König

By Daniel G. König

ISBN-10: 019873719X

ISBN-13: 9780198737193

Arabic-Islamic perspectives of the Latin West offers an perception into how the Arabic-Islamic global perceived medieval Western Europe in an age that's often linked to the increase and enlargement of Islam, the Spanish Reconquista, and the Crusades. past scholarship has maintained that the Arabic-Islamic international appeared Western Europe as a cultural backwater on the outer edge of civilization that clung to a outmoded faith. It holds psychological limitations imposed
by Islam answerable for the Muslim world's conceited and ignorant angle in the direction of its northern neighbours. This learn refutes this view through focussing at the mechanisms of transmission and reception that characterised the move of knowledge among either cultural spheres. by means of explaining how Arabic-Islamic
scholars got and processed facts on medieval Western Europe, it strains the two-fold 'emergence' of Latin-Christian Europe — a sphere that more and more encroached upon the Mediterranean and as a result grew to become an increasing number of vital in Arabic-Islamic scholarly literature.

Chapter One questions earlier interpretations of comparable Arabic-Islamic documents that decrease a wide and differentiated diversity of Arabic-Islamic perceptions to a unmarried uncomplicated trend subsumed less than the key terms 'ignorance', 'indifference', and 'arrogance'. bankruptcy lists channels of transmission by way of which details at the Latin-Christian sphere reached the Arabic-Islamic sphere. bankruptcy 3 bargains with the final elements that motivated the reception and presentation of this data
at the arms of Arabic-Islamic students. Chapters 4 to 8 examine how those students got and handled info on subject matters reminiscent of the western measurement of the Roman Empire, the Visigoths, the Franks, the papacy and, ultimately, Western Europe within the age of Latin-Christian expansionism.
Against this history, bankruptcy 9 offers a concluding re-evaluation.

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