IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1129: Islam and the Latin West, II

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library
Organiser:Jan Ziolkowski, Department of the Classics, Harvard University / Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC
Moderator/Chair:Kenneth B. Wolf, Department of Classics, Pomona College
Paper 1129-aLas glosas de la primera traducción latina del Corán
(Language: Español)
José Martínez Gázquez, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1129-bLa Chronica mendosa y el Liber de generatione Mahumet como fuentes de información sobre el islam
(Language: Español)
Óscar de la Cruz Palma, Departamento de Ciencias de la Antigüedad y de la Edad Media, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

The interactions between the Christian West and the Islamic East have attracted increasing attention. Although the Crusades are well known, many other aspects of the relationship, especially as it involved Latin authors, warrant further exploration that can build upon the work of scholars such as Thomas Burman and John Tolan. These sessions will range across roughly seven hundred years – half the history of the encounter between Christianity and Islam – and will focus on Latin writings on the life (and death) of Muhammad, Latin controversial treatises on the Koran, and Latin translations of apologetic texts.