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The Periphery of Dreams and Deserts

Hagith Sivan

in Palestine in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199284177
eISBN:
9780191712555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284177.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

To reflect on the formation of landscapes in late antiquity, it is useful to start with mindscapes — the terrain of dreams and of dialogues beyond the limits of time and space. This chapter argues ... More


Mirage of the Saracen

Walter D. Ward

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520283770
eISBN:
9780520959521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283770.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The Mirage of the Saracen analyzes the growth of monasticism and Christian settlements in the Sinai Peninsula through the early seventh century CE. It uses a post-colonial lens to examine the ways ... More


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

John V. Tolan

in Sons of Ishmael: Muslims through European Eyes in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032221
eISBN:
9780813038964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032221.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

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 ... More


Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D.

Noel Lenski

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233324
eISBN:
9780520928534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233324.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book is a biography of the Roman emperor Valens and his troubled reign (A.D. 364–78). Valens will always be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the ... More


Syrians and Saracens: Suryoye and Tayyoye

Fergus Millar

in Religion, Language and Community in the Roman Near East: Constantine to Muhammad

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265574
eISBN:
9780191760396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265574.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines some of the evidence on the preaching of Christianity, as well as Judaism, to the ‘Arabs’ — also labelled ‘Saracens’ — and its relevance to the rise of Islam as a religion ... More


. Valens and the Eastern Frontier

Lenski Noel

in Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D.

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233324
eISBN:
9780520928534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233324.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter looks at Valens' interactions with the peoples of the eastern frontier: the Persians, the Armenians, the Georgians, the Saracens, and the Isaurians. Although Valens' court historians ... More


Saracens

Walter D. Ward

in Mirage of the Saracen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520283770
eISBN:
9780520959521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283770.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the nomadic inhabitants of the Roman Near East in general, and then on the Sinai in more detail. It begins by examining the lifestyle of the nomads. Next, the chapter examines ... More


Imperial Response to the Saracen Threat

Walter D. Ward

in Mirage of the Saracen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520283770
eISBN:
9780520959521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283770.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates imperial security in the sixth century in the Sinai and the security of the Roman frontiers. In the early fourth century, several forts had been built along the edge of ... More


The Murderous Sword of the Saracen

Walter D. Ward

in Mirage of the Saracen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520283770
eISBN:
9780520959521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283770.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter moves beyond the chronological and geographic parameters of the rest of the book to describe the broader implications of the Christian application of the word “Saracens” to Muslims. ... More


Friends and Enemies in Walter Scott’s Crusader Novels

David Simpson

in Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922355
eISBN:
9780226922362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922362.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter first takes a look at Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice to provide an overview of the relations, tension, and binary distinction between the Christian and the Jew, the friend and the ... More


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