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By Adnan Husain, K. E. Fleming

ISBN-10: 1851684964

ISBN-13: 9781851684960

Modern academia depends categorization. you could learn Africa or Europe; East or West; the center a long time or the Early glossy interval. during this cutting edge selection of essays, the Mediterranean is taken as a complete. The birthplace of the 3 imperative monotheistic religions, it truly is proven to be a unique cultural area characterised through hybridity, range, and cultural dynamism.

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Like several other essays included here, this work emphasizes the importance of political or economic rivalry for shaping religious culture through the reception of broader Mediterranean forces into local contexts. In this case, the pan-Mediterranean plague and the weakening of Byzantium and its broader economic and cultural consequences, ever since the devastations of the Fourth Crusade and Latin interregnum, helped create a reformulation of motifs of devotional art. The essay examines this specifically through the novel depiction of the Apostle Thomas holding the belt of the Virgin, advertising the recently acquired relic and engaging Byzantine visual ideas.

16. Pirenne, Mahomet et Charlemagne, pp. 89–108. 17. ” See Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations, pp. : Harvard University Press, 2000), pp. 569–592. 18. The notable early exception is Daniel C. , “Pirenne and Muhammad,” Speculum, 23, 1948, pp. 165–190. 19. See for example, John V. Tolan, Saracens: Islam in the Medieval European Imagination (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002); and, of course, Edward Said, Orientalism (New York: Pantheon, 1979). 20. Brown, “Mohammed and Charlemagne by Henri Pirenne,” p.

Narrow or prejudiced” – dates to 1775. And the word did not become common in this usage until after the beginning of the nineteenth century. D. entry on “isolated” begins by citing English authors using the French isolé. And English authors continued to use the French original for some time after the English language had created its own cognate. Thus the English “isolated” (formed, like the Italian isolato, on a Latinate verb model) was first attested in 1763. But as late as 1788 Boswell quoted Johnson as saying, “This Hanoverian family is isolée here.

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