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The Resource Idols in the East : European representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100-1450, Suzanne Conklin Akbari

Idols in the East : European representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100-1450, Suzanne Conklin Akbari

Label
Idols in the East : European representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100-1450
Title
Idols in the East
Title remainder
European representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100-1450
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Conklin Akbari
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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, to the Islamist terrorist. In Idols in the East Suzanne Conklin Akbari explores the premodern background of some of the Orientalist types still pervasive in present-day depictions of Muslims-the irascible and irrational Arab, the religiously deviant Islamist-and about how these stereotypes developed over time." "Idols in the East contributes to the recent surge of interest in European encounters with Islam and the Orient in the premodern world. Focusing on the medieval period, Akbari examines a broad range of texts including encyclopedias, maps, medical and astronomical treatises, chansons de geste, romances, and allegories to paint an unusually diverse portrait of medieval culture. Among the texts she considers are The Book of John Mandeville, The Song of Roland, Parzival, and Dante's Divine Comedy. From them she reveals how medieval writers and readers understood and explained the differences they saw between themselves and the Muslim other. Looking forward, Akbari also comes to terms with how these medieval conceptions fit with modern discussions of Orientalism, thus providing an important theoretical link to postcolonial and postimperial scholarship on later periods. Far reaching in its implications and balanced in its judgments, Idols in the East will be of great interest to not only scholars and students of the Middle Ages but also anyone interested in the roots of Orientalism and its tangled relationship to modern racism and anti-Semitism."--Jacket
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Akbari, Suzanne Conklin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Islam
  • Orientalism
  • Islam in literature
  • East and West in literature
  • Orientalism in literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Europe
  • Islamic Empire
  • Europe
  • Latin Orient
  • Latin Orient
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Christianity
  • East and West in literature
  • Interfaith relations
  • International relations
  • Islam
  • Islam in literature
  • Literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Orientalism
  • Orientalism in literature
  • Europe
  • Islamic Empire
  • Middle East
Label
Idols in the East : European representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100-1450, Suzanne Conklin Akbari
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medieval Orientalism? -- The shape of the world -- From Jerusalem to India -- The place of the Jews -- The Saracen body -- Empty idols and a false prophet -- The form of heaven -- A glance at early modern Orientalism
Control code
ocn797829091
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 323 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801464980
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rvnh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797829091
Label
Idols in the East : European representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100-1450, Suzanne Conklin Akbari
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medieval Orientalism? -- The shape of the world -- From Jerusalem to India -- The place of the Jews -- The Saracen body -- Empty idols and a false prophet -- The form of heaven -- A glance at early modern Orientalism
Control code
ocn797829091
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 323 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801464980
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rvnh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797829091

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