By Adnan Husain, K. E. Fleming
Modern academia depends categorization. you can actually examine Africa or Europe; East or West; the center a long time or the Early glossy interval. during this cutting edge choice of essays, the Mediterranean is taken as a complete. The birthplace of the 3 relevant monotheistic religions, it's proven to be a special cultural area characterised by means of hybridity, variety, and cultural dynamism.
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106 30/04/2007 4:25 PM Page 18 18 A Faithful Sea on the religious culture of Florence and its literary expression in the hagiography and confraternal drama dedicated to the cult of a local saint, Rosana, whose complex story seems to have begun with a character in an earlier medieval popular romance. Pappano investigates the truly Mediterranean career of the pan-vernacular romance, dramatizing inter-religious social and political relations between a converting Saracen prince and his virginal Catholic beloved, Fleur et Blancheflor, as the precursor to the Florentine devotional literature on the story of Rosana in the fifteenth century.
Both original and tantalizingly simple, it (like a good scientific theory) invites contributions from other historians who might flesh out the bare-bones sketch Bulliet offered in his brief essay. ”21 However, we may choose to emphasize the imbalances between the two civilizations at key moments in this stretch of history, imbalances that might serve as an engine of progress in one or both of the communities. During the dynamic period of expansion that followed the revelation of Islam, while the Christian world remained relatively dormant, Muslims inherited from the Greek speakers of their conquered lands the philosophical traditions that had fallen into disrepair under the Christian watch.
63. As recently as the 1980s, new archeological evidence inspired a revisiting of the thesis and subsequent scholarly interest and debate. : Cornell University Press, 1983). Pirenne, Mohammed and Charlemagne, p. 164. Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, trans. Sian Reynolds (New York: Harper & Row, 1972), pp. 17–18. Braudel, The Mediterranean, pp. 168–170. Braudel, The Mediterranean, pp. 16, 17–22. It would, of course, unduly burden this discussion to do more than refer to his briefest remark on this subject in the prefaces to the first and second editions of the work.
A Faithful Sea: The Religious Cultures of the Mediterranean, 1200-1700 by Adnan Husain, K. E. Fleming