Islam and the West: The Making of an Image

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9781851681297: Islam and the West: The Making of an Image

This classic study explores the political and religious considerations behind distorted Western views of Islam, examining Christian-Muslim interaction from medieval times to the modern world.

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Norman Daniel was an eminent historian on the Middle Ages and intercultural relations. Educated at Queen's college, Oxford, and Edinburgh University, he published his work in many learned journals. His other books include 'The Arabs and Medieval Europe; The Cultural Barrier; Heroes and Saracens and Islam: Past Influence and future Challenges.'

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Norman Daniel's Islam And The West is a classic study of the formation and development of Western attitudes about Islam from medieval times to the present. Born of medieval conflict, to this day the relationship between Islam And The West remains one of confrontation and misunderstanding. Drawing upon a lifelong study of the subject, and thoroughly revised and updated before his death in 1992, Dr. Norman Daniel examines the religious and political considerations behind Western views of Islam, exploring such issues as attitudes towards violence and morality in Islam, the life of Muhammad, and the authenticity of the Qur'an. Islam And The West is an essential, core book for any personal, academic, or community library. -- Midwest Book Review

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