A Christian pilgrim in medieval Iraq [Texte imprimé] : Riccoldo da Montecroce's encounter with Islam / by Rita George-Tvrtkovic

Auteur principal: George-Tvrtković, Rita, AuteurLangue: anglais.Publication: Turnhout : Brepols, cop. 2012Description: 1 vol. (XVII-248 p.) ; 24 cmISBN: 2503532373 ; 9782503532370.Collection: Medieval voyaging, 1Résumé: This book analyses the events of a decade-long encounter between an Italian Dominican, Riccoldo da Montecroce (c. 1243-1320), and the Muslims of Baghdad, as recounted by the friar himself. While many of Riccoldo's views of the Muslims are consonant with those of his medieval confreÁres, George-Tvrtkovic examines the much more ambivalent sections of his writings, such as his praise-filled descriptions of Muslim praxis, his obvious love of Qur'anic Arabic, his frequent references to personal encounters with Muslims, and his candid descriptions of the wonder and doubt which these confrontations often elicited. George-Tvrtkovic argues that the tensions and inconsistencies inherent in Riccoldo's account of Islam should not be viewed as defects. Rather, she contends, their presence illustrates the complex nature of interreligious encounter itself.Bibliographie: Bibliographie p. 229-239. Index.Sujet - Nom de personne: Sujet - Auteur/titre: | Sujet - Nom commun: | |
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Bibliographie p. 229-239. Index

This book analyses the events of a decade-long encounter between an Italian Dominican, Riccoldo da Montecroce (c. 1243-1320), and the Muslims of Baghdad, as recounted by the friar himself. While many of Riccoldo's views of the Muslims are consonant with those of his medieval confreÁres, George-Tvrtkovic examines the much more ambivalent sections of his writings, such as his praise-filled descriptions of Muslim praxis, his obvious love of Qur'anic Arabic, his frequent references to personal encounters with Muslims, and his candid descriptions of the wonder and doubt which these confrontations often elicited. George-Tvrtkovic argues that the tensions and inconsistencies inherent in Riccoldo's account of Islam should not be viewed as defects. Rather, she contends, their presence illustrates the complex nature of interreligious encounter itself

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