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Envisioning Islam : Syriac Christianity and early Muslim world

Author: Michael Philip Penn
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Divinations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uses writings of Mesopotamian Christians to challenge modern scholarly narratives of early Muslim conquests, rulers, and religious practices.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Penn, Michael Philip.
Envisioning Islam.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2015009525
(OCoLC)905759129
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Philip Penn
ISBN: 9780812291445 0812291441
OCLC Number: 911211337
Description: 1 online resource (294 pages)
Contents: When good things happened to other people : Syriac memories of the Islamic conquests --
A different type of difference-making : Syriac narratives of religious identity --
Using Muslims to think with : narratives of Islamic rulers --
Blurring boundaries : the continuum between early Christianity and early Islam --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Divinations.
Responsibility: Michael Philip Penn.

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The earliest and largest corpus of Christian writings on Islam was written in the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Envisioning Islam shows how these previously neglected texts problematize modern  Read more...

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"Penn's book is a mighty achievement. In Envisioning Islam, scholars at last have a one-stop survey of some of the richest but most poorly understood Syriac sources for the early Islamic period, Read more...

 
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