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The Sum of All HeresiesThe Image of Islam in Western Thought$
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Frederick Quinn

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195325638

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325638.001.0001

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 The Prophet as Hero and Wise Easterner (1800–1900)

 The Prophet as Hero and Wise Easterner (1800–1900)

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The Sum of All Heresies

Frederick Quinn

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses dramatic changes the image of Islam underwent in the West during the 19th century. Topics covered include Napoleon Bonaparte's forays into Islamic religion, Orientalism in British arts and letters, and America as the Holy Land without Arabs.

Keywords:   Islam, West, Orientalism, Napoleon Bonaparte, Britain, France, America

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