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The Resource Mythologies of the prophet Muhammad in early modern English culture, Matthew Dimmock, (electronic resource)

Mythologies of the prophet Muhammad in early modern English culture, Matthew Dimmock, (electronic resource)

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Mythologies of the prophet Muhammad in early modern English culture
Title
Mythologies of the prophet Muhammad in early modern English culture
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Matthew Dimmock
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Language
eng
Summary
"The figure of 'Mahomet' was widely known in early modern England. A grotesque version of the Prophet Muhammad, Mahomet was a product of vilification, caricature and misinformation placed at the centre of Christian conceptions of Islam. In Mythologies of the Prophet Muhammad in Early Modern English Culture Matthew Dimmock draws on an eclectic range of early modern sources - literary, historical, visual - to explore the nature and use of Mahomet in a period bounded by the beginnings of print and the early Enlightenment. This fabricated figure and his spurious biography were endlessly recycled, but also challenged and vindicated, and the tales the English told about him offer new perspectives on their sense of the world - its geographies and religions, near and far - and their place within it. This book explores the role played by Mahomet in the making of Englishness, and reflects on what this might reveal about England's present circumstances"--
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contains biographical information
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Dimmock, Matthew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Muḥammad
  • English literature
  • Islam in literature
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Islam
  • Europe
Label
Mythologies of the prophet Muhammad in early modern English culture, Matthew Dimmock, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; Introduction: fabricating Mahomet; Part I. 'Well Rehearsed' in 'Books Old': Early Print and the Life of Mahomet: 1. From Polychronicon to The Golden Legend (and back); 2. The Fall of Princes; 3. Sir John Mandeville and the Travels; 4. Mahomet and the exclusive polemic; Part II. Most Like to Mahomet: Religious History and Reformation Mutability: 5. Preaching equivalence; 6. Painted words: Mahomet in the late sixteenth-century histories; Part III. Old Mahomet's Head: Idols, Papists and Mortus Ali on the English Stage: 7. Romance and idolatry; 8. Islamic idols and stage Mahomets; 9. Mahomet, Mortus Ally and the Pope; Part IV. Bunyan's Dilemma: Seventeenth-Century Imposture, Liberty and True Mahomets; 10. The fables and the fabler; 11. Imposturae; 12. A stupendous revolution; Conclusion: Mahomet discovered; Bibliography; Index
Control code
EBC1139614
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unknown
Extent
xvi, 291 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1139614
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1139614
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10718584
  • (CaONFJC)MIL502021
  • (OCoLC)846495560
Label
Mythologies of the prophet Muhammad in early modern English culture, Matthew Dimmock, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; Introduction: fabricating Mahomet; Part I. 'Well Rehearsed' in 'Books Old': Early Print and the Life of Mahomet: 1. From Polychronicon to The Golden Legend (and back); 2. The Fall of Princes; 3. Sir John Mandeville and the Travels; 4. Mahomet and the exclusive polemic; Part II. Most Like to Mahomet: Religious History and Reformation Mutability: 5. Preaching equivalence; 6. Painted words: Mahomet in the late sixteenth-century histories; Part III. Old Mahomet's Head: Idols, Papists and Mortus Ali on the English Stage: 7. Romance and idolatry; 8. Islamic idols and stage Mahomets; 9. Mahomet, Mortus Ally and the Pope; Part IV. Bunyan's Dilemma: Seventeenth-Century Imposture, Liberty and True Mahomets; 10. The fables and the fabler; 11. Imposturae; 12. A stupendous revolution; Conclusion: Mahomet discovered; Bibliography; Index
Control code
EBC1139614
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 291 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1139614
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1139614
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10718584
  • (CaONFJC)MIL502021
  • (OCoLC)846495560

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