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Published: 15 May 2009

416 Pages | 40 b/w integrated halftones

ISBN: 9780199239726

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Saint Francis and the Sultan

The Curious History of a Christian-Muslim Encounter

John V. Tolan

  • A detailed and generously illustrated study of the richly varied western artistic responses to the meeting between St Francis and Sultan al-Malik al-Kâmil in 1219
  • Illuminates the changing fears and responses that Muslim-Christian encounters have inspired in European artists and writers in the centuries since
  • Provides a uniquely broad but precise overview of the evolution of Western attitudes to Islam and the Arab world over the last eight hundred years

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