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Infectious Ideas Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB S discovers calls into uestion recent scholarship on Muslim and Christian reactions to the plague and leprosyStearns shows that rather than universally reject the concept of contagion as most scholars have affirmed Muslim scholars engaged in creative and rational attempts to understand it He explores how Christian scholars used the metaphor of contagion to define proper and safe interactions with heretics Jews and Muslims and how.

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Infectious Ideas Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Contagion itself denoted phenomena as distinct as the evil eye and the effects of corrupted air Stearns argues that at the heart of the work of both Muslims and Christians although their approaches differed was a desire to protect the physical and spiritual health of their respective communitiesBased on Stearns's analysis of Muslim and Christian legal theological historical and medical texts in Arabic Medieval Castilian and Lati.

Summary Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Justin K. Stearns

Infectious Ideas Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Infectious Ideas is a comparative analysis of how Muslim and Christian scholars explained the transmission of disease in the premodern Mediterranean worldHow did religious communities respond to and make sense of epidemic disease To answer this historian Justin K Stearns looks at how Muslim and Christian communities conceived of contagion focusing especially on the Iberian Peninsula in the aftermath of the Black Death What Stearn.

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  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Infectious Ideas
  • Justin K. Stearns
  • English
  • 15 June 2018
  • 9780801898730