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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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Peter of Cluny on the “Diabolical Heresy of the Saracens”

Peter of Cluny on the “Diabolical Heresy of the Saracens”

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Sons of Ishmael

John V. Tolan

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses the goal of Peter of Cluny in commissioning these translations and in writing two texts about the “law of Muhammad”. It reveals that Peter's goal was not the dispassionate study of a rival religion, but the refutation of what he qualifies as the “diabolical heresy of the Saracens”. It also hopes to show potential doubters among Peter's Latin readers that Christianity is indeed the superior religion, despite the higher level of learning and wealth of the Muslim world.

Keywords:   Peter of Cluny, translations, texts, law of Muhammad, diabolical heresy, Saracens, Christianity, Muslim, learning, wealth

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