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FB-53148-07
Syriac Christian Responses to the Islamic Conquests
Michael Penn, Mount Holyoke College

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Envisioning Islam: Syriac Christians and the Early Muslim World (Book)
Title: Envisioning Islam: Syriac Christians and the Early Muslim World
Author: Michael Philip Penn
Abstract: 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 perceptions of an exclusively hostile Christian reaction to Islam and revolutionize our understanding of the early Islamic world.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/envisioning-islam-syriac-christianity-and-early-muslim-world/oclc/911211337&referer=brief_results
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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780812247220
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

When Christians First Met Muslims: A Sourcebook of the Earliest Syriac Writings on Islam (Book)
Title: When Christians First Met Muslims: A Sourcebook of the Earliest Syriac Writings on Islam
Author: Michael Philip Penn
Abstract: The first Christians to meet Muslims were not Latin-speaking Christians from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speaking Christians from Constantinople but rather Christians from northern Mesopotamia who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Living in what constitutes modern-day Iran, Iraq, Syria, and eastern Turkey, these Syriac Christians were under Muslim rule from the seventh century to the present, wrote the earliest and most extensive accounts of Islam, and described a complicated set of religious and cultural exchanges not reducible to the solely antagonistic. Through its critical introductions and new translations of this material, When Christians First Met Muslims allows scholars, students, and the general public to explore the earliest interactions of what eventually became the world's two largest religions.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/when-christians-first-met-muslims-a-sourcebook-of-the-earliest-syriac-writings-on-islam/oclc/890310380&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: University of California Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780520284944
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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