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Sons of IshmaelMuslims through European Eyes in the Middle Ages$
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John V. Tolan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032221

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032221.001.0001

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A Dreadful Racket

A Dreadful Racket

The Clanging of Bells and the Yowling of Muezzins in Iberian Interconfessional Polemics

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(p.147) 10 A Dreadful Racket
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Sons of Ishmael
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John V. Tolan

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032221.003.0010

This chapter discusses how some polemicists tried to use basic cultural differences between Christians and Muslims as a wedge to drive between the two, in order to accentuate the “otherness” of the adherents of the rival faith. One good example of this that is discussed in this chapter is “ A Dreadful Racket: The Clanging of Bells and the Yowling of Muezzins in Iberian Interconfessional Polemics.”

Keywords:   polemicists, cultural differences, Christians, Muslims, otherness, rival faith

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