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Islam in Britain, 1558-1685

Author: N I Matar
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digitally printed versionView all editions and formats
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Examines the impact of Islam on Britain from the accession of Elizabeth to the death of Charles II.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N I Matar
ISBN: 9780521048972 0521048974 9780521622332 0521622336
OCLC Number: 758165807
Notes: Índices.
Description: XI, 226 p
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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