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When Christians First Met Muslims: A Sourcebook of the Earliest Syriac Writings on Islam

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When Christians First Met Muslims: A Sourcebook of the Earliest Syriac Writings on Islam

When Christians First Met Muslims: A Sourcebook of the Earliest Syriac Writings on Islam By Michael Philip Penn
2015 | 274 Pages | ISBN: 0520284941 , 0520284933 | PDF | 2 MB

The first Christians to meet Muslims were not Latin-speaking Christians from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speaking Christians from Constantinople but rather Christians from northern Mesopotamia who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Living in what constitutes modern-day Iran, Iraq, Syria, and eastern Turkey, these Syriac Christians were under Muslim rule from the seventh century to the present. They wrote the earliest and most extensive accounts of Islam and described a complicated set of religious and cultural exchanges not reducible to the solely antagonistic. Through its critical introductions and new translations of this invaluable historical material, When Christians First Met Muslims allows scholars, students, and the general public to explore the earliest interactions of what eventually became the world's two largest religions, shedding new light on Islamic history and Christian-Muslim relations.











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