When Christians First Met Muslims Paperback

A Sourcebook of the Earliest Syriac Writings on Islam

by Michael Philip Penn;


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When Christians First Met Muslims

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The first Christians to meet Muslims were not Latin-speaking Christians from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speaking Christians from Constantinople but rather Christians from northern Mesopotamia who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Living in what constitutes modern-day Iran, Iraq, Syria, and eastern Turkey, these Syriac Christians were under Muslim rule from the seventh century to the present. They wrote the earliest and most extensive accounts of Islam and described a complicated set of religious and cultural exchanges not reducible to the solely antagonistic. Through its critical introductions and new translations of this invaluable historical material, When Christians First Met Muslims allows scholars, students, and the general public to explore the earliest interactions of what eventually became the world's two largest religions, shedding new light on Islamic history and Christian-Muslim relations.

When Christians First Met Muslims by Michael Philip Penn was published by University of California Press in April 2015. The ISBN for When Christians First Met Muslims is 9780520284944.

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Page last updated 23rd September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity of California Press (April 2015)
Weight54g
Number of Pages280
Thickness17 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9780520284944
ISBN-100520284941
Product Code4322159
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