Project

Writing Christian history in the language of Islam: a study on the beginnings of Christian historical writing in Arabic (mid 9th-early 11th cent.)

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2018
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Theology and religious studies
Keywords
historiography Muslim-Christian relations Eastern Christians identity formation memory-building intercultural exchanges
 
Project description

This project aims at investigating the origins of Christian historiography in Arabic, by studying the earliest six preserved texts. These works deserve our attention because they both mirrored and impacted the identity-building of the communities that produced them,as well as their self-representation in the daily confrontation with each other and with the Muslims.