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The image of the Prophet between ideal and ideology : a scholarly investigation

Author: Christiane J Gruber; Avinoam Shalem
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2014] ©2014
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By crossing disciplinary boundaries in the field of the humanities, this volume aims to elucidate Muhammad's visualization in the West vis-à-vis his image in Islam. It does so not by relegating materials to geographical and/or linguistic spheres or by separating texts from images. Rather, it seeks to place various articles in thematic and theoretical conversation so as to explore more broadly how the Prophet has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har130242461
(GyWOH)har135026084
Named Person: Muḥammad, Prophet; Muḥammad, Prophet; Muḥammad, Prophet; Muḥammad, Prophet; Muḥammad; Muhammad, Prophet; Muhammad, Prophet; Muhammad, Prophet
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christiane J Gruber; Avinoam Shalem
ISBN: 9783110312386 3110312387
OCLC Number: 881146233
Language Note: In English; one essay in French.
Description: vii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Counterhistory in the earliest Latin lives of Muhammad / Kenneth Baxter Wolf --
The Prophet Muhammad in Pre-Modern Jewish Literatures / Reuven Firestone --
Collecting the Dead Body of the Prophet Muhammad : Hair, Nails, Sweat and Spit / Brannon Wheeler --
Muhammad As Warrior Prophet : Images from the World History of Rashid al-Din / Robert Hillenbrand --
Muhammad and an Adoration of the Magi in the Gulbenkian Anthology of 813/1411 / Maria Vittoria Fontana --
Infused with Shi'ism : Representations of the Prophet in Qajar Iran / Maryam Ekhtiar --
Meanings of Muhammad in Later Medieval Art / Debra Higgs Strickland --
"Retour aux Beatus: Mahomet Pseudo-Prophète et les Musulmans Idolâtres dans la sculture romane (IX-XIIIe siècle)" / Inés Monteira Arias --
Reading the Bible through Glass: The Image of Muhammad in the Sainte-Chapelle / Michelina Di Cesare --
A Sixteenth-Century European Author Portrait of Muhammad and Medieval Latin Traditions of Qur'an Reading / Thomas E. Burman and Leah Giamalva --
Muhammad, Mandeville, and Maximilian : Constructing a Muslim Nemesis / Larry Silver --
Religious Polemics and Visual Realism in a late 16th-Century Biography of the Prophet Muhammad / Ulrike Ilg --
Impostor or Lawgiver? : Muhammad through European Eyes in the 17th and 18th Centuries / John Tolan --
The Dancing Muhammad of Le Grand bal de la Douairière de Billebahaut : Incarnating Unity, Power, and Glory in the Court of Louis XIII / Katie Larson --
Muhammad Learning the Dao and Writing Sutras : Early Japanese Representations of Muhammad / Fabio Rambelli --
Between Convivencia and Reconquista : The Prophet Muhammad as Arabian knight in a Spanish Qur'an translation of 1872 / Alberto Saviello --
'Yankee Mahomet' / Holly Edwards --
Masonic Fraternalism and Muhammad Among the Lawgivers in Adolph A. Weinman's Sculpture Frieze for the United States Supreme Court (1931-1935) / David Bjelajac --
Bibliography --
Information on the authors --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Christiane J. Gruber and Avinoam Shalem.
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