Monday, 30 March 2009

Saint Francis and the Sultan: The Curious History of a Christian-Muslim Encounter

John V. Tolan (Oxford University Press)

A study of the richly varied artistic responses to the meeting between Francis of Assisi and Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil in Egypt in 1219, from the thirteenth to the twentieth century, which provides and insight into the evolution of Western attitudes towards Islam and the Arab world over the past 800 years.

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