The Prologus to the Chronica mendosa et ridiculosa Sarracenorum and the Praefatio Roberti translatoris to Robert of Ketton’s Latin translation of the Qurʾan (Lex Mahumet pseudoprophete): A Translation and Brief Commentary’

Portass, Robert (2022) The Prologus to the Chronica mendosa et ridiculosa Sarracenorum and the Praefatio Roberti translatoris to Robert of Ketton’s Latin translation of the Qurʾan (Lex Mahumet pseudoprophete): A Translation and Brief Commentary’. In: The Bloomsbury Reader in Christian-Muslim Relations, 600-1500. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781350214095

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The Prologus to the Chronica mendosa et ridiculosa Sarracenorum and the Praefatio Roberti translatoris to Robert of Ketton’s Latin translation of the Qurʾan (Lex Mahumet pseudoprophete): A Translation and Brief Commentary’
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The two prolegomena translated here (from Latin to English) accompany, respectively, the twelfth-century English polymath Robert of Ketton's Chronica mendosa et ridiculosa Sarracenorum and Lex Mahumet pseudoprophete, this latter the first translation of the Qur'an into Latin, albeit the elevated, consciously complex, rather paraphrastic Latin of the twelfth century. These texts are rendered here in English for the first time, along with a brief contextual summary of their production, related manuscript tradition, and content.

Keywords:Arabic to Latin translation, Robert of Ketton, Collectio Toletana, Cross-confessional connections
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V642 The Qu'ran and Islamic texts
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V620 Religious studies
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V224 Iberian History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V130 Medieval History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:43330
Deposited On:20 Jan 2021 10:24

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