Download e-book for iPad: Arabic-Islamic views of the Latin West : tracing the by Daniel G. Konig

By Daniel G. Konig

ISBN-10: 0191800686

ISBN-13: 9780191800689

ISBN-10: 019873719X

ISBN-13: 9780198737193

The writer deals an perception into how the Arabic-Islamic international perceived medieval Western Europe, refuting prior claims that the Muslim international seemed Western Europe as a cultural backwater, as an alternative arguing for the presence of cultural and data flows among the 2 very varied societies.

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35 Chrysos and Schwarcz, Reich (1989); Herrin, ‘Constantinople’ (1992), pp. 91–107; Mastykova, ‘Byzance’ (2002), pp. 159–94. 36 Fisher, Empires (2011), pp. 56–7, 121–4, 176–9, 182–4. 37 Western policy-makers such as pope Gregory I (sed. 41 The spread of Christianity implicated some Arab groups in Middle Eastern ecclesiastical networks42 that occasionally maintained sporadic contact with the west. 46 Although the majority of these encounters seem to have been superficial, the ‘Saracens’ involved must have learnt something about the origins of these Western visitors.

2. A Focus on ‘Muslim’ Stereotypes Most studies that evaluate Arabic-Islamic perceptions of medieval Europe on a larger scale fail to reflect upon the methodological difficulties of assessing the pertinence of specific patterns of perception extracted from a limited number of sources. Distinguished international scholars have had no qualms to reduce a large and differentiated range of Arabic-Islamic perceptions to a single basic pattern which is often subsumed under the keywords ‘ignorance’, ‘indifference’, and ‘arrogance’.

91–107; Mastykova, ‘Byzance’ (2002), pp. 159–94. 36 Fisher, Empires (2011), pp. 56–7, 121–4, 176–9, 182–4. 37 Western policy-makers such as pope Gregory I (sed. 41 The spread of Christianity implicated some Arab groups in Middle Eastern ecclesiastical networks42 that occasionally maintained sporadic contact with the west. 46 Although the majority of these encounters seem to have been superficial, the ‘Saracens’ involved must have learnt something about the origins of these Western visitors. The sources also mention ecclesiastics from the eastern Mediterranean in the Latin West, including a presbyter from the province of Arabia in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula in 435,47 an abbot sent by the bishop Marianus of Arabia 37 The Visigothic chronicler Iohannes Biclarensis (d.

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