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Yolles, Julian

Works: 1 works in 8 publications in 2 languages and 226 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Translator
Classifications: BP75.3, 297.63
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Most widely held works by Julian Yolles
Medieval Latin lives of Muhammad( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and Latin and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout the Middle Ages, believers of Christianity told tales about Muhammad and the rise of Islam. They did so to inform, warn, and entertain Christian audiences. This volume brings together a set of such accounts that traces the biographical tradition of Muhammad as it evolved in the medieval West. These stories were all written in or translated into Latin, the chief literary and intellectual language of medieval Europe. With one exception, all texts in this collection were composed as stand-alone, independent works. To supplement them, we have included a passage dealing with Muhammad from Theophanes's early ninth-century chronicle. The Latin translation of this Greek work was widely available throughout much of Western Europe and is vital in understanding later developments. These texts help to explain the origin of many persistent clichés about Muhammad, and to document ways in which Western perceptions of Islam have influenced literature, theology, and religious debate and polemic."--
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.63 (from 0.63 for Medieval L ... to 0.63 for Medieval L ...)

English (6)

Latin (2)