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Author Bruce, Scott G. (Scott Gordon), 1967- author

Title Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet : hagiography and the problem of Islam in medieval Europe / Scott G. Bruce
Published Ithaca : Cornell University, 2015
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Contents News of a kidnapping -- Monks tell tales -- Peter the Venerable, butcher of God -- Hagiography and the Muslim policy of Peter the Venerable
Summary In the summer of 972 a group of Muslim brigands based in the south of France abducted the abbot of Cluny as he and his entourage crossed the Alps. Ultimately, the abbot was set free and returned home safely, but the abduction outraged Christian leaders and galvanized the will of local lords. Shortly thereafter, Count William of Arles marshaled an army and succeeded in wiping out the Muslim stronghold. This book uses this incident to examine Christian perceptions of Islam in the Middle Ages
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Majolus, Saint, Abbot of Cluny, approximately 906-994.
Peter, the Venerable, approximately 1092-1156.
Cluny (Benedictine abbey) -- History.
Christian hagiography -- History -- To 1500.
Christianity and other religions -- Islam -- Early works to 1800.
Islam -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity -- Early works to 1800.
Muslims -- France -- La Garde-Freinet -- History -- To 1500.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1501700928 (electronic bk)
9781501700927 (electronic bk)