A Faithful Sea: The Religious Cultures of the Mediterranean, by Adnan Husain, K. E. Fleming

By Adnan Husain, K. E. Fleming

Modern academia depends categorization. you'll learn Africa or Europe; East or West; the center a long time or the Early glossy interval. during this leading edge number of essays, the Mediterranean is taken as an entire. The birthplace of the 3 central monotheistic religions, it really is proven to be a different cultural area characterised via hybridity, variety, and cultural dynamism.

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Dmitri Gutas, Greek Thought, Arabic Culture: The Graeco-Arabic Translation Movement in Baghdad and Early ‘Abbasid Society (London: Routledge, 1998), pp. 84–87. 31. Cornell Fleischer, “The Lawgiver as Messiah,” in Soliman le Magnifique et son temps, ed. Gilles Veinstein (Paris: Documentation francaise, 1992), pp. 159–177. 106 30/04/2007 4:25 PM Page 26 26 A Faithful Sea 32. S. D. Goitein, A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza, 6 vols.

30. Dmitri Gutas, Greek Thought, Arabic Culture: The Graeco-Arabic Translation Movement in Baghdad and Early ‘Abbasid Society (London: Routledge, 1998), pp. 84–87. 31. Cornell Fleischer, “The Lawgiver as Messiah,” in Soliman le Magnifique et son temps, ed. Gilles Veinstein (Paris: Documentation francaise, 1992), pp. 159–177. 106 30/04/2007 4:25 PM Page 26 26 A Faithful Sea 32. S. D. Goitein, A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza, 6 vols.

Furthermore, Lucera enjoyed a reputation as the origin of the fierce warriors who won so many battles for Frederick (although their win–loss record during Manfredi’s and Conradin’s lives was less impressive). For such associational reasons, it seems, Lucera bubbled to the surface of the commentators’ consciousness. When the city’s fame subsided in the popular imagination the commentaries ceased mentioning it in connection with the canto. The comments on Lucera, however, serve as a useful record from another point of view.

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