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Peter the Venerable, Butcher of God

Scott G. Bruce

in Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452994
eISBN:
9781501700927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452994.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter presents a new interpretation of the polemical career of Peter the Venerable. Some scholars have attributed coherence to Peter’s writings against heretics, Jews, and Muslims, and have ... More


Hagiography and the Muslim Policy of Peter the Venerable

Scott G. Bruce

in Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452994
eISBN:
9781501700927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452994.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes the impact of the stories about Maiolus’ kidnapping on the formation of Peter the Venerable’s enterprise to convert Muslims to Christianity by means of rational argument. The ... More


Introduction: Hagiography and Religious Polemic in the Cluniac Tradition

Scott G. Bruce

in Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452994
eISBN:
9781501700927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452994.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter states the book’s aim, which is to study the role of hagiographical literature in the formulation of Peter the Venerable’s approach to Islam. In the twelfth century, the ... More


Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe

Scott G. Bruce

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452994
eISBN:
9781501700927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452994.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the summer of 972 a group of Muslim brigands based in the south of France abducted the abbot of Cluny as he and his entourage crossed the Alps. Ultimately, the abbot was set free and returned home ... More


Polemic, Preaching, and Early Dominican Assessments of Prophetic Authority

Brian FitzGerald

in Inspiration and Authority in the Middle Ages: Prophets and their Critics from Scholasticism to Humanism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198808244
eISBN:
9780191845956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808244.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the emergence of theoretical treatises devoted to understanding the nature of prophecy. Emerging out of polemical works against Islam and its prophet, such treatises eventually ... More


Conclusion

Scott G. Bruce

in Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452994
eISBN:
9781501700927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452994.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter reiterates that hagiographies had a much wider influence on the formation of medieval approaches to Islam than was previously recognized. The tales told by the monks of Cluny ... More


The Second Crusade: “Marvellous more by its start than its end”— Abbot of Werden, 1148*

E. M. Rose

in The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190219628
eISBN:
9780190219659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219628.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter considers the aftermath of the failure of the Second Crusade. It examines the Anglo-Norman crusaders who set off for the Holy Land inspired by the preaching of Bernard of Clairvaux, ... More


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