First Edition. Very lightly read. Price clipped DJ with on small nick on top front edge. Many new facts concerning Peter the Venerable's project have only recently come to light. The author has collected the available material related to the work, including new source material, in an informative study that spans the fields of Islamic studies, monasticism, medieval cultural history and comparative religion. Bookseller Inventory #
For over four centuries the principal source of Christian European knowledge of Islam stemmed from a project sponsored by Peter the Venerable, ninth abbot of Cluny, in 1142. This consisted of Latin translations of five Arabic works, including the first translation of the Koran in a western language. Known as the Toledan Collection, it was eventually printed in 1543 with an introduction by Martin Luther. The abbot also completed a handbook of Islam beliefs and a major analytical and polemical work, Liber contra sectam Saracenorum; annotated editions of these texts are included in this book.
Originally published in 1964.
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Title: Peter the Venerable and Islam (Princeton ...
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: 1964
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Princeton University Press, 1964. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Missing. Good- ex-libris hardcover, missing dust jacket. Bind is sturdy and intact. Text is very good throughout. Light shelfwear to boards. Dust soiling/foxing apparent on boards and book edges. Library plate on front end paper, front and rear paste-downs damaged from removal of other library markings. Call number sticker ghost on spine. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seller Inventory # 215046