The image of Muhammad in the West
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Preview: ... orks of European literature over the centuries, such as the chansons de geste, William Langland's Piers Plowman, and John Lydgate's The Fall of the Princes. Even Dante, who knew much about Islamic esoteric teachings, was forced to place the Prophet along with 'Ali in the inferno in the 28th canto of the Inferno of his Divine Comedy. From the 13th century onward, romantic representations of Muhammad's life also appeared, as in Alexandre du Pont's Roman de Mahom; and the Mi'raj was translated by a certain Abraham, the court physician of Alfonso X of Castile and Leon and his son, as Escala de Mahoma (“The Ladder of Muhammad”) and was definitely known by Dante in some version.<br><br>In the early modern period, the medieval image of Muhammad continued to be promoted by a variety of Western writers. The general hostility toward Islam f ...
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