The Pseudo-historical Image of the Prophet Muhammad in Medieval Latin Literature: A Repertory

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Walter de Gruyter, Nov 30, 2011 - Philosophy - 541 pages
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Exploring and understanding how medieval Christians perceived and constructed the figure of the Prophet Muhammad is of capital relevance in the complex history of Christian-Muslim relations. Medieval authors writing in Latin from the 8th to the 14th centuries elaborated three main images of the Prophet: the pseudo-historical, the legendary, and the eschatological one. This volume focuses on the first image and consists of texts that aim to reveal the (Christian) truth about Islam. They have been taken from critical editions, where available, otherwise they have been critically transcribed from manuscripts and early printed books. They are organized chronologically in 55 entries: each of them provides information on the author and the work, date and place of composition, an introduction to the passage(s) reported, and an updated bibliography listing editions, translations and studies. The volume is also supplied with an introductory essay and an index of notable terms.

 

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Contents

30 Oliver of Paderborn The History of the Capture of Damiata Letters
215
31 James of Vitry History of the East
220
32 Lucas of Tuy Chronicle of the World
236
33 Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada History of the Arabs
241
34 William of Auvergne On the Faith and the Laws against the Gentiles
250
35 Roger of Wendover Flowers of Histories
256
36 Matthew Paris Major Chronicles
260
37 Ramon Marti On the Sect of Muḥammad or Fourfold Refutation Explanation of the Apostolic Symbol The Muzzle of the Jews
278

8 Landulphus Sagax Roman History
57
9 Rodulphus Glaber Histories
60
10 Petrus Alfonsi Dialogues against the Jews
63
11 Hugh of Fleury History of the Church
71
12 Hugh of Flavigny Chronicle
74
13 Sigebert of Gembloux Chronicles
76
14 Frutolf of Michelsberg and Ekkehard of Aura Universal Chronicle
78
15 William of Malmesbury Collection of Historical Texts and Deeds of the English Kings
80
16 Corpus Cluniacense
83
17 Peter of Poitiers Chapter Headings for a Treatise against the Saracens
141
18 Peter the Venerable Against the Sect of the Saracens
146
19 Richard of Cluny Chronicle
165
20 Otto of Freising Chronicles or History of the Two Cities
168
21 William of Tyre History of the Deeds Done Beyond the Sea
171
22 Godfrey of Viterbo Pantheon
173
23 Ralph Niger Chronicles
181
24 Gerald of Wales On the Instruction of a Prince
184
Against the Pagans
187
26 Joachim of Fiore Various works
189
27 Mark of Toledo Prologue to his translation of the Qurān Prologue to the De Unione Dei by Ibn Tūmart
198
28 Master Thietmar The Way to the Holy Land
206
29 The Life of Muḥammad from the Manuscript of Uncastillo
209
38 Thomas Aquinas The Summa against Gentiles
307
39 Roger Bacon Moral Philosophy
311
40 Vincent of Beauvais The Mirror of History
316
41 Benedict of Alignan The Treatise of Faith against Various Heresies
337
42 Martinus Polonus Chronicle of the Supreme Pontiffs and Emperors and on the Seven Ages of the World ...
341
43 Humbert of Romans Minor Work in Three Parts
345
44 William of Tripoli Notice on Muhammad On The State of the Saracens
349
45 The Book of Denuding or Exposing or the Discloser
365
46 Riccoldo of Monte di Croce Letters to the Triumphant Church Against the Law of the Saracens Book of the Pilgrimage ...
381
47 Francesco Pipino The Capture of the Holy Land from the Year 1095 to the Year ca1130 ...
435
48 Ramon Llull The Book of the Dispute between the Christian Ramon and the Saracen Umar ...
437
49 Simon Fitzsimon Travel from Ireland to the Holy Land
446
50 Bartholomew of Lucca The New History of the Church
455
51 James of Verona The Book of the Pilgrimage
459
52 Alfonso Buenhombre The Disputation between Abutalib the Saracen and Samuel the Jew The Letter of Samuel ...
467
53 Benvenuto of Imola Commentary on the Divine Comedy
479
Bibliography
485
Manuscripts
524
Index rerum
525
Index locorum
534
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Michelina Di Cesare, Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici, Naples, Italy.

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