IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1329: Islam and the Latin West, IV

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library
Organiser:Jan Ziolkowski, Department of the Classics, Harvard University / Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC
Moderator/Chair:José Martínez Gázquez, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Paper 1329-aTractatus Zelus Christi contra iudaeos, sarracenos et infideles by Pedro de la Cavallería (15th-Century): A Model of Controversial Literature According to Christian Tradition
(Language: English)
Núria Gómez Llauger, Universitat Abad Oliva Barcelona
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1329-bRobert de Ketton, traductor del Corán: nuevas perspectivas
(Language: Español)
Margarita Castells Criballés, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1329-cVida y retrato de Mahoma en la Disputatio Abutalib
(Language: Español)
Antoni Biosca i Bas, Universidad de Alicante
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.