The Prophet of Islam in Old French - The Romance of Muhammad and the Book of Muhammads Ladder: The Romance of Muhammad (1258) and the Book of Muhammads ... (Brills Studies in Intellectual History) Reginald Hyatte

ISBN: 9789004107021

Published: April 1st 1997

Hardcover

216 pages


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The Prophet of Islam in Old French - The Romance of Muhammad and the Book of Muhammads Ladder: The Romance of Muhammad (1258) and the Book of Muhammads ... (Brills Studies in Intellectual History)  by  Reginald Hyatte

The Prophet of Islam in Old French - The Romance of Muhammad and the Book of Muhammads Ladder: The Romance of Muhammad (1258) and the Book of Muhammads ... (Brills Studies in Intellectual History) by Reginald Hyatte
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The Prophet of Islam in Old French gives the first English translation of the only medieval French narratives that present comprehensive accounts of Muhammads prophethood: Alexandre du Ponts Romance of Muhammad from 1258 and the 1264MoreThe Prophet of Islam in Old French gives the first English translation of the only medieval French narratives that present comprehensive accounts of Muhammads prophethood: Alexandre du Ponts Romance of Muhammad from 1258 and the 1264 translation of a Muslim apocalypse, The Book of Muhammads Ladder, The introduction addresses the problems of the romances divergence from conventional Christian representations of Muhammads confirmation as prophet and the absence of Christian commentary in the apocalypse.

It discusses the traditions regarding Muhammads prophethood, the conventions of the apocalyptic genre, and the propagandistic aims of both narratives in relation to the crusades and missionary activity at that time. These works are of particular interest because they are the first to present to a French lay audience the topic of Muhammads prophethood, and scholars have long debated whether the apocalypse influenced Dantes Divine Comedy,



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