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When Christians first met Muslims : a sourcebook of the earliest Syriac writings on Islam / Michael Philip Penn.

Author/Creator:
Penn, Michael Philip author.
Publication:
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Subjects:
Islam -- Early works to 1800.
Christianity and other religions -- Islam -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources.
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources.
Syriac Christians -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources.
Christianity.
Interfaith relations.
Islam.
Syriac Christians.
Form/Genre:
Early works.
History.
Sources.
Summary:
"The first Christians to meet Muslims were not Latin-speaking Christians from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speaking Christians from Constantinople but rather Christians from northern Mesopotamia who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Living in what constitutes modern-day Iran, Iraq, Syria, and eastern Turkey, these Syriac Christians were under Muslim rule from the seventh century to the present, wrote the earliest and most extensive accounts of Islam, and described a complicated set of religious and cultural exchanges not reducible to the solely antagonistic. Through its critical introductions and new translations of this material, When Christians First Met Muslims allows scholars, students, and the general public to explore the earliest interactions of what eventually became the world's two largest religions"--Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780520284937
0520284933
9780520284944
0520284941
9780520960572
0520960572
OCLC:
890310380