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By Daniel G. König

Arabic-Islamic perspectives of the Latin West presents an perception into how the Arabic-Islamic global perceived medieval Western Europe in an age that's often linked to the increase and growth of Islam, the Spanish Reconquista, and the Crusades. past scholarship has maintained that the Arabic-Islamic global appeared Western Europe as a cultural backwater on the outer edge of civilization that clung to a outmoded faith. It holds psychological boundaries imposed
by Islam liable for the Muslim world's smug and ignorant perspective in the direction of its northern neighbours. This examine refutes this view through focussing at the mechanisms of transmission and reception that characterised the movement of knowledge among either cultural spheres. via explaining how Arabic-Islamic
scholars bought and processed information on medieval Western Europe, it strains the two-fold 'emergence' of Latin-Christian Europe — a sphere that more and more encroached upon the Mediterranean and consequently grew to become increasingly more very important in Arabic-Islamic scholarly literature.

Chapter One questions prior interpretations of similar Arabic-Islamic files that lessen a wide and differentiated diversity of Arabic-Islamic perceptions to a unmarried uncomplicated development subsumed below the key terms 'ignorance', 'indifference', and 'arrogance'. bankruptcy lists channels of transmission through which details at the Latin-Christian sphere reached the Arabic-Islamic sphere. bankruptcy 3 offers with the overall elements that prompted the reception and presentation of this data
at the fingers of Arabic-Islamic students. Chapters 4 to 8 examine how those students obtained and handled info on topics corresponding to the western measurement of the Roman Empire, the Visigoths, the Franks, the papacy and, ultimately, Western Europe within the age of Latin-Christian expansionism.
Against this heritage, bankruptcy 9 offers a concluding re-evaluation.

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