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Peter the Venerable
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Writings Against the Saracens
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These works resulted from a sustained engagement with Islam begun during Peter's journey to Spain in 1142-43. There the abbot commissioned a translation of sources from the Arabic, the so-called Toledan Collection, that include the Letter of a Saracen with a Christian Response (from the Apology of [Ps.] Al-Kindi); Fables of the Saracens (a potpourri of Islamic hadith traditions); and Robert of Ketton's first Latin translation of the whole of the Qur'an. Thanks to Peter's efforts, from the second half of the twelfth century Christians could acquire a far better understanding of the teachings of Islam, and Peter may rightly be viewed as the initiator of Islamic studies in the West.
Writings Against the Saracens was published by The Catholic University of America Press in June 2016. The ISBN for Writings Against the Saracens is 9780813228594.
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|Page last updated||19th November 2016|
|Publisher||The Catholic University of America Press (June 2016)|
|Number of Pages||192|