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The dusky hordes that swarmed

Munro, Elizabeth (2013) The dusky hordes that swarmed. In: LSE Research Festival 2013, 2013-03-01. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This poster represents my research exploring the (mis)representation of Muslims and Islamic Theology in the English Charlemagne Romance Cycle. The English Charlemagne Romance Cycle is a neglected body of medieval literature. Altogether the Cycle consists of ten verse romances and three prose romances spanning the 14th to the 16th century. The complete Cycle has never been analysed in terms of its representation of Muslims and Islamic Theology even though it is one of the most extended bodies of medieval literature written about Islam. My research is vital to expose the first understandings of Islam and of Muslims to be expressed in vernacular English. More so than ever before, inter-religious dialogue and Christian-Muslim relations are at the forefront of daily life. The application of my research will redress the balance in understanding medieval English perceptions of Islam.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: © 2013 Elizabeth Munro
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Sets: Collections > LSE Research Festival 2013
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 12:58
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2019 00:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/49214

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