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The Resource Saint Francis and the sultan : the curious history of a Christian-Muslim encounter, John Tolan

Saint Francis and the sultan : the curious history of a Christian-Muslim encounter, John Tolan

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Saint Francis and the sultan : the curious history of a Christian-Muslim encounter
Title
Saint Francis and the sultan
Title remainder
the curious history of a Christian-Muslim encounter
Statement of responsibility
John Tolan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In September, 1219, as the armies of the Fifth Crusade besieged the Egyptian city of Damietta, Francis of Assisi went to Egypt to preach to Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil. Although we in fact know very little about this event, this has not prevented artists and writers from the thirteenth century to the twentieth, unencumbered by mere facts, from portraying Francis alternatively as a new apostle preaching to the infidels, a scholastic theologian proving the truth of Christianity, a champion of the crusading ideal, a naive and quixotic wanderer, a crazed religious fanatic, or a medieval Gandhi preaching peace, love, and understanding. Al-Kamil, on the other hand, is variously presented as an enlightened pagan monarch hungry for evangelical teaching, a cruel oriental despot, or a worldly libertine." "Saint Francis and the Sultan takes a detailed look at these richly varied artistic responses to this brief but highly symbolic meeting. Throwing into relief the changing fears and hopes that Muslim-Christian encounters have inspired in European artists and writers in the centuries since, it gives a uniquely broad but precise vision of the evolution of Western attitudes towards Islam and the Arab world over the last eight hundred years."--Jacket
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Action
digitized
Awards note
Académie Française, Prix Diane Potier-Boès, 2008.
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tolan, John Victor
Dewey number
261.2/709022
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BX4700.F6
LC item number
T56 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Francis
  • Malik al-Kāmil Muḥammad
  • Francis
  • Missions to Muslims
  • Christian hagiography
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Francis
  • Malik al-Kāmil Muḥammad
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Christian hagiography
  • Egypt
Label
Saint Francis and the sultan : the curious history of a Christian-Muslim encounter, John Tolan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-372) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations; Abbreviations; Introduction; I. THIRTEENTH TO FOURTEENTH CENTURIES; II. FOURTEENTH TO TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES; Epilogue; Notes; Index
Control code
433096667
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 382 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282235038
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612235030
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
223503
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)433096667
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Saint Francis and the sultan : the curious history of a Christian-Muslim encounter, John Tolan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-372) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations; Abbreviations; Introduction; I. THIRTEENTH TO FOURTEENTH CENTURIES; II. FOURTEENTH TO TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES; Epilogue; Notes; Index
Control code
433096667
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 382 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282235038
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612235030
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
223503
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)433096667
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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