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Islam and the Divine Comedy

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When first published in 1926 this book aroused much controversy. The theory expounded in the book was that Islamic sources in general, and the writings of Ibn al-'Arabi in particular, formed the basis of Dante’s poem Divine Comedy, the poem which symbolised the whole culture of medieval Christianity. The book shows how fundamental Muslim legends of the nocturnal journey an

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Hardcover, 295 pages
Published June 1st 1968 by Frank Cass Publishers (first published 1968)
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Please see my review of The Human Comedy.
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Miguel Asín Palacios (1871–1944) was a Spanish scholar of Islamic studies and the Arabic language, and a Roman Catholic priest. He is primarily known for suggesting Muslim sources for ideas and motifs present in Dante's Divine Comedy, which he discusses in his book La Escatología musulmana en la Divina Comedia (1919). He wrote on medieval Islam, extensively on al-Ghazali (Latin: Algazel). A major ...more
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ابن عربي Tres estudios sobre pensamiento y mística hispanomusulmanes Ibn Masarra y su escuela Abenhazam de Cordoba y su historia critica de las ideas religiosas Saint John Of The Cross And Islam

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