Anglo-Saxon Perceptions of the Islamic World (Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England) pdf epub fb2

Anglo-Saxon Perceptions of the Islamic World (Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England) by Katharine Scarfe Beckett pdf epub fb2

Anglo-Saxon Perceptions of the Islamic World (Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England) Author: Katharine Scarfe Beckett
Title: Anglo-Saxon Perceptions of the Islamic World (Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England)
ISBN: 0521054389
ISBN13: 978-0521054386
Other Formats: lit azw lrf mobi
Pages: 288 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reissue edition (January 21, 2008)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1392 kb
Size EPUB version: 1681 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




Katherine Scarfe Beckett is concerned with representations of the Islamic world in Anglo-Saxon England. Using a variety of literary, historical and archaeological evidence, Beckett argues that the first perceptions of Arabs, Ismaelites and Saracens were derived from Christian exegesis. These perceptions preconditioned Western expressions of hostility and superiority towards peoples of the Islamic world, and these received ideas prevailed over actual experience.