Anglo-Saxon Perceptions of the Islamic World
By (author) Katharine Scarfe Beckett
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Anglo-Saxon Perceptions of the Islamic World by Katharine Scarfe Beckett
Book DescriptionIn this book, 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 wester 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521054386
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In this book, Scarfe Beckett is concerned with representations of the Islamic world prevalent in Anglo-Saxon England.
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Author Biography - Katharine Scarfe Beckett
Katharine Scarfe Beckett is a researcher in the offices of Prince El-Hassan bin Talal, Amman, Jordan.
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