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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
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
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Penn, Michael Philip.
Envisioning Islam.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2015009525
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 --
Series Title: Divinations.
Responsibility: Michael Philip Penn.


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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