Islam in the Medieval European Imagination

Islam in the Medieval European Imagination

Answer either pair of questions, based on this week’s assigned readings. Please make specific references to the readings.
1) Identify ONE of TWO aspects of Islam which Christians singled out for debate and attack. Explain how and why they debated or attacked these beliefs or practices.
2) Identify ONE or TWO aspects of Islam which Christians misunderstood or distorted in the first centuries after Islam’s appearance. Explain how and why such misunderstandings or distortions of Islam arose.