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By Jan Ziolkowski

Dante placed Muhammad in a single of the bottom circles of Hell. even as, the medieval Christian poet put numerous Islamic philosophers even more honorably in Limbo. moreover, it has lengthy been urged that for a lot of the elemental framework of the Divine Comedy Dante was once indebted to apocryphal traditions a few “night trip” taken via Muhammad.

Dante students have more and more lower back to the query of Islam to discover the customarily magnificent encounters between non secular traditions that the center a long time afforded. This selection of essays works via what used to be recognized of the Qur’an and of Islamic philosophy and technological know-how in Dante’s day and explores the bases for Dante’s photographs of Muhammad and Ali. It additional compels us to examine key circumstances of engagement between Muslims, Jews, and Christians.

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