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The writer bargains an perception into how the Arabic-Islamic international perceived medieval Western Europe, refuting prior claims that the Muslim global looked Western Europe as a cultural backwater, as a substitute arguing for the presence of cultural and data flows among the 2 very various societies.

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Arabic-Islamic views of the Latin West : tracing the emergence of medieval Europe

The writer deals an perception into how the Arabic-Islamic global perceived medieval Western Europe, refuting prior claims that the Muslim global looked Western Europe as a cultural backwater, as an alternative arguing for the presence of cultural and data flows among the 2 very diverse societies.

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144 Ziyāda, taṭawwur (1983/2010), chs I, II, IV. 145 al-ʿAẓma, al-ʿArab (1991); Al-Azmeh, ‘Barbarians’ (1992); Al-Azmeh, ‘Enemies’ (1992). 146 Thabit, ‘Views’ (1996), p. 79. 147 Viguera Molins, ‘Percepción’ (1997), pp. 65–6. 148 Hillenbrand, Crusades (2000), pp. 257 (quote), 257–327, esp. 267–71. Leclercq, Portraits (2010), thoroughly analysed these stereotypes in a comparative study. 151 In spite of having taken a slightly new turn, many researchers have continued to nurture the paradigm of ignorance.

Chapters 2 and 3 approach the main topic from a general point of view. e. the shifting channels of transmission that facilitated the flow of information from the LatinChristian to the Arabic-Islamic sphere. It concludes that Arabic-Islamic scholars only constituted a relatively small group among those involved in relations with medieval Western Europe and generally occupied a place at the end of rather long chains of transmission. Since most publications on ‘Muslim’ perceptions of Western Europe seem to take for granted that the writings of Arabic-Islamic scholars contain the entire knowledge available on Latin-Christian Europe in the Islamic world, it seems particularly important to make this point.

90–136; Leclercq, Portraits (2010); Mallett, Reactions (2014). 98 Oesterle, ‘Papst’ (2008), pp. 57–72; König, ‘Ausstrahlung’ (2010), pp. 1–52; Beihammer, ‘Kirche’ (2013), pp. 267–97. 99 Gottschalk, ‘al-anbaratūr’ (1958), pp. 31–6; Oesterle, ‘Papst’ (2008), pp. 57–72; König, ‘Ausstrahlung’ (2010), pp. 1–52. On Frederick II, see Leder, ‘Kaiser’ (2008), pp. 82–91. g. 100 The case studies considered so far limit their analysis and evaluation to a limited corpus or topic. Another genre of texts, dealt with in detail below, sets out to tackle this study’s main question of how to evaluate the entire corpus of ArabicIslamic source material on medieval Western Europe.

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