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Islam in Britain, 1558-1685

Author: N I Matar
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
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"This book examines the impact of Islam on Britain between 1558 and 1685. Professor Matar provides a new perspective on the transformation of British thought and society by demonstrating how influential Islam was in the formation of early modern British culture. Christian-Muslim interaction was not, as is often thought, primarily adversarial; rather, there was extensive cultural, intellectual and missionary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: N I Matar
ISBN: 0521622336 9780521622332
OCLC Number: 37792539
Description: xi, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; Transcription; Introduction: Islam in early modern Britain; 1. 'Turning Turke': conversion to Islam in English writings; 2. The renegade on stage and in church; 3. 'Arabia Britannica': 'Alcoran' and the legacy of Arabic Islam; 4. 'Baptising the Turk': conversion to Christianity in English writings; 5. Eschatology and the Saracens; Conclusion: Islam and Britain: centripetal to centrifugal; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Nabil Matar.
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