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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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Antihagiography

Antihagiography

Embrico of Mainz's Vita Mahumeti

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(p.1) 1 Antihagiography
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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/9780813032221.003.0001

This chapter discusses the Life of Muhammad, which was written by Embrico of Mainz and depicts the prophet of Islam as a trickster and scoundrel, not an Anti-Christ but rather an anti-saint. Embrico's portrayal comes at a time when European contacts with Islam were on the rise, but also when churchmen felt threatened by wandering preachers closer to home, many of whom are denounced as heretics or charlatans. In this work, Embrico sought to discredit both those who follow the prophet of Islam and those who follow itinerant visionaries closer to home.

Keywords:   Life of Muhammad, Embrico of Mainz, prophet, visionaries

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