IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1229: Islam and the Latin West, III

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library
Organiser:Jan Ziolkowski, Department of the Classics, Harvard University / Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC
Moderator/Chair:Jan Ziolkowski, Department of the Classics, Harvard University / Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC
Paper 1229-aA Linguistic and Cultural Analysis of Mark of Toledo's Latin Qur'ân Translation
(Language: English)
Ulisse Cecini, Institut für klassische Philologie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1229-bFrom Easterners to Orientalists: The Reception of the Christian Narrative of Muhammad's Death in the West
(Language: English)
Krisztina Szilágyi, Princeton University / Trinity College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1229-c'Tam philosophicis rationibus quam divinis auctoritatibus': The Reception of the Apology of Al-Kindi in Medieval Western Europe
(Language: English)
Julian J. T. Yolles, Department of Classics, Harvard University
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.