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Faces of Muhammad: Western Perceptions of the Prophet of Islam from the Middle Ages to Today

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Faces of Muhammad: Western Perceptions of the Prophet of Islam from the Middle Ages to Today - Tolan, John
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"Heretic and impostor or reformer and statesman? The contradictory Western visions of Muhammad. In European culture, Muhammad has been vilified as a heretic, an impostor, and a pagan idol. But these aren't the only images of the Prophet of Islam that emerge from Western history. Commentators have also portrayed Muhammad as a visionary reformer and an inspirational leader, statesman, and lawgiver. In Faces of Muhammad, John Tolan provides a comprehensive history of these changing, complex, and contradictory visions. Starting ...

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Faces of Muhammad: Western Perceptions of the Prophet of Islam from the Middle Ages to Today 2019, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691167060

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