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Title:
Islam in Britain, 1558-1685
Author:
Matar, N. I. (Nabil I.), 1949-
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xi, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780521622332
Format :
Book

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This book examines the impact of Islam on early modern Britain. Christian-Muslim interaction at this time was not, as is often thought, primarily adversarial; rather, there was extensive cultural, intellectual and missionary engagement with Islam. Professor Matar investigates the impact of the Qur'an and sufism on the people of Britain, showing that the British interacted widely with Islamic religion, culture and people through travel, in London coffee houses, in church, among converts to and from Islam, in sermons and in plays.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
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Introduction: Islam in Early Modern Britain
1 'Turning Turke': conversion to Islam in English writings
2 The renegade on stage and in church
3 'Arabia Britannica': 'Alcoran' and the legacy of Arabic Islam
4 'Baptising the Turke': Muslim conversion to Christianity in English writings
5 Eschatology and the Saracens
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index