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Title Constructing the image of Muhammad in Europe / edited by Avinoam Shalem ; co-authored by Michelina Di Cesare, Heather Coffey, and Alberto Saviello
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (vi, 160 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction / Avinoam Shalem -- The prophet of the book : images of Muhammad in western medieval book culture / Michelina Di Cesare -- Encountering the body of Muhammad : intersections between miʻraj narratives, the Shaqq al-sadr, and the Divine commedia in the age before print / Heather Coffey -- Muhammad's multiple faces : printed images of the Prophet in Western Europe / Alberto Saviello -- Conclusion / Avinoam Shalem -- Selected bibliography
Summary "The volume represents a significant contribution to the complex history of the conceptualization and pictorialization of the Prophet Muhammad in the West. It gives a rapid and though deep overview of the history of the making of an image of the Prophet Muhammad in Europe and thus reflects the whole history of the making of the image of Islam in the Latin West, from the early medieval times till the 19th century. The book also provides the reader with ready access to the most recent scholarship concerning the image of Muhammad in Europe, in the form of comprehensive footnotes provided throughout the text and an extensive bibliography"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Art
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632
Muḥammad, ca.570-632.
Islam and culture -- Europe
Islam and art.
Art, European -- Themes, motives
11.82 Islamic traditional literature.
ART -- Performance.
ART -- Reference.
Art, European -- Themes, motives
Islam and art
Islam and culture
Visual culture.
Genre/Form Art
Form Electronic book
Author Shalem, Avinoam, editor.
Di Cesare, Michelina, author.
Coffey, Heather, author.
Saviello, Alberto, author.
LC no. 2013443102
ISBN 9783110300864