Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Early Islam In The Light Of Christian And Jewish Sources

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Christian and Jewish references to early Islam are external witnesses that do not directly represent the internal development of the religion they purport to describe, but rather reflect the ways in which it was perceived by adherents of other religions . It must therefore be borne in mind that Jewish and Christian views of early Islam are always related to these communities' own understanding of the world: the Other (i.e., Islam) is not simply mirrored as it is, but is subjected to interpretation. This chapter contributes to such a nuanced appraisal of the Jewish and Christian sources on early Islam. It outlines the general frame of reference within which these early attempts at making sense of a new religion took place, and then presents some of the statements, which Christian texts make about Islam.

Keywords: Christian; early Islam; Jewish

10.1163/ej.9789004176881.i-864.36
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004176881.i-864.36
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    The Qurʾān in Context — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation