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Dante and Islam

Author: Jan M Ziolkowski
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2015
Series: Dante's world : historicizing literary cultures of the Due and Trecento
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

Controversy has raged about Christian perspectives on Muslims in Dante's Divine Comedy. One extreme emphasizes "clash of civilizations," another peaceful cohabitation. Dante's fit within orientalism  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Dante Alighieri; Mhammad, Prophet
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan M Ziolkowski
ISBN: 9780823263868 082326386X 9780823263875 0823263878
OCLC Number: 905075934
Description: viii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction Jan Ziolkowski Approaches to a Controversy Dante and Islam: History and Analysis of a Controversy (1965) Vicente Cantarino Dante and Islamic Culture (1999) Maria Corti Dante and Knowledge of the Qur'an Translations of the Qur'an and Other Islamic Texts before Dante (Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries) Jose Martinez Gazquez How an Italian Friar Read His Arabic Qur'an Thomas Burman Images of Islamic Philosophy and Learning in Dante Philosophers, Theologians, and the Islamic Legacy in Dante: Inferno 4 versus Paradiso 4 Brenda Deen Schildgen Dante and the Falasifa: Religion as Imagination Gregory B. Stone Falconry as a Transmutative Art: Dante, Frederick II, and Islam Daniela Boccassini Images of Muammad in Dante Dante's Muammad: Parallels between Islam and Arianism Maria Esposito Frank Muhammad in Hell Karla Mallette Islam in Dante's Italy Mendicants and Muslims in Dante's Florence John Tolan Dante and the Three Religions Giorgio Battistoni The Last Muslims in Italy David Abulafia Notes Index of references to Dante's major works General Index
Series Title: Dante's world : historicizing literary cultures of the Due and Trecento
Responsibility: edited by Jan M. Ziolkowski


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This volume gathers together some of the major figures in the study of Dante and Islam, including the seminal work of Cantarino and Corti, as well as ground-breaking articles such as Burman on Read more...

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