Islam Christianized: Islamic Portable Objects in the Medieval Church Treasuries of the Latin West

Islam Christianized Islamic Portable Objects in the Medieval Church Treasuries of the Latin West Unlike other studies on the interplay between Islam and the medieval West in the minor arts which have tended to focus on the impact of Islamic ideas and motifs on the West this book approaches the
  • Title: Islam Christianized: Islamic Portable Objects in the Medieval Church Treasuries of the Latin West
  • Author: Avinoam Shalem
  • ISBN: 9780820436333
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Islam Christianized: Islamic Portable Objects in the Medieval Church Treasuries of the Latin West
    Unlike other studies on the interplay between Islam and the medieval West in the minor arts, which have tended to focus on the impact of Islamic ideas and motifs on the West, this book approaches the topic from another angle It is the first to tackle as a whole the complex subject of how Islamic artefacts other than textiles reached the Latin West and what attitudes tUnlike other studies on the interplay between Islam and the medieval West in the minor arts, which have tended to focus on the impact of Islamic ideas and motifs on the West, this book approaches the topic from another angle It is the first to tackle as a whole the complex subject of how Islamic artefacts other than textiles reached the Latin West and what attitudes towards them developed in the ecclesiastical sphere The standard reaction was to re interpret the object radically and to invest it with a Christian liturgical purpose and theological meaning Usually the earlier history of these objects to which their Arabic inscriptions bore witness was blurred or indeed entirely obliterated, in a kind of cultural colonialism The book makes full use of, and occasionally re interprets, the medieval Arabic and Latin sources and uses the artefacts to illustrate the fascinating medieval interactions between East and West It also includes a descriptive catalogue of the Islamic portable objects kept in the medieval church treasuries of the Latin West.
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