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Author Akbari, Suzanne Conklin
Title Idols in the East : European Representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100-1450
Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (337 pages)
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Note Intro -- Akbari -- Idols in the East -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Medieval Orientalism? -- 1. The Shape of the World -- Defining the Parts -- Defining the Center -- 2. From Jerusalem to India -- The Liber Floridus -- The Roman de toute chevalerie -- Kyng Alisaunder -- 3. The Place of the Jews -- Dispersal and Enclosure -- Climate and the Diasporic Body -- 4. The Saracen Body -- The Male Saracen -- The Female Saracen -- The Hybrid -- 5. Empty Idols and a False Prophet -- The Broken Idol -- The Place of Muhammad -- The Filthy Idol -- 6. The Form of Heaven -- The Beautiful Surface -- The Paradise Inside -- The Place of Philosophy -- Conclusion: A Glance at EarlyModern Orientalism -- Works Cited -- Index
Representations of Muslims have never been more common in the Western imagination than they are today. Building on Orientalist stereotypes constructed over centuries, the figure of the wily Arab has given rise, at the dawn of the twenty-first century..
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Link Print version: Akbari, Suzanne Conklin Idols in the East : European Representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100–1450 Ithaca : Cornell University Press,c2012 9780801477812
Subject Christianity and other religions -- Islam.;Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.;Orientalism -- History -- To 1500.;Islam in literature.;East and West in literature.;Orientalism in literature.;Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism
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