Medieval Latin Lives of Muhammad

Edited and translated by Julian Yolles and Jessica Weiss.

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This book traces the history of Christian engagement with Islam and its prophet Muhammad through a selection of Latin texts with facing English translation, ranging from ninth-century Spain to fourteenth-century Italy. The prose, verse, and epistolary texts in Medieval Latin Lives of Muhammad help trace the persistence of old clichés as well as the evolution of new attitudes toward Islam and its prophet in Western culture.

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