By John V. Tolan
Although we in truth understand little or no approximately this occasion, this has now not avoided artists and writers from the 13th century to the 20th, unencumbered by way of mere evidence, from portraying Francis then again as a brand new apostle preaching to the infidels, a scholastic theologian proving the reality of Christianity, a champion of the crusading excellent, a naive and quixotic wanderer, a crazed spiritual enthusiast, or a medieval Gandhi preaching peace, love, and realizing. Al-Kâmil, at the other
hand, is variously offered as an enlightened pagan monarch hungry for evangelical instructing, a merciless oriental despot, or a sophisticated libertine.
Saint Francis and the Sultan takes an in depth examine those richly diverse inventive responses to this short yet hugely symbolic assembly. Throwing into aid the altering fears and hopes that Muslim-Christian encounters have encouraged in ecu artists and writers within the centuries due to the fact, it offers a uniquely huge yet unique imaginative and prescient of the evolution of Western attitudes in the direction of Islam and the Arab international over the past 8 hundred years.
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Saint Francis and the Sultan: The Curious History of a Christian-Muslim Encounter by John V. Tolan