Cervantes and Islam: attitudes towards Islam and Islamic culture in Don Quixote

Chapter Title

Cervantes and Islam: attitudes towards Islam and Islamic culture in Don Quixote

Authors

John Rodenbeck

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Department

Cairo Papers in Social Science

Description

This collective volume is the result of the Second Annual Conference on Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Mediterranean held at the American University in Cairo, 5-7 May, 1996. The contributors, David R. Blanks, John Victor Tolan, Nabil I. Matar, John Rodenbeck, Thabit Abdullah, E.M. Sartain, Omaima Abou-Bakr, and Nadia M. El-Cheik, take an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from sociology, anthropology, political science, history, and literature, in medieval their examination of past attitudes, in particular images of the 'Other' in medieval Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, in order to trace the origins of modern stereotypes. The essays are divided into three groups: Western images of Islamic culture, Muslim images of Europe, the Arabs and the Byzantines.

Publication Date

1996

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Images of the other : Europe and the Muslim world before 1700

Editors

David Blanks

ISBN

9774243889

Publisher

American University in Cairo Press

City

Cairo

First Page

55

Last Page

72

Series

Cairo Papers in Social Science 19(2)

Keywords

Salah AL Din, muslim medieval, Turban, Renaissance, Northern Europe, Christianity, images, Byzantium

Cervantes and Islam: attitudes towards Islam and Islamic culture in Don Quixote

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