Beckett, Katharine Scarfe
Title ANGLO-SAXON PERCEPTIONS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD
Book Condition Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Publisher Cambridge University Press 2003
0521829402 / 9780521829403
Seller ID 2381
Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England; 1 x 9 x 5.8 Inches; 284 pages; Katherine Scarfe Beckett is concerned with representations of the Islamic world in Anglo-Saxon England. Using a variety of literary, historical and archaeological evidence, Beckett argues that the first perceptions of Arabs, Ismaelites and Saracens were derived from Christian exegesis. These perceptions preconditioned Western expressions of hostility and superiority towards peoples of the Islamic world, and these received ideas prevailed over actual experience.
Egypt Middle East Medieval England Egypt Religion & Spirituality Islam Islamic Studies Mediaeval