The Qur’an in Rome. Catholicism and the Study of Islam in Early Modern Era
1 01+00:00 March 01+00:00 2022 - 2 02+00:00 March 02+00:00 2022
1-2 March 2022
The objective of this conference will be to give an overview of the perspectives through which the Catholic world studied the Qur’an and Islam at the beginning of the modern era (16th-17th centuries). We will try to show how although Catholic authors inherited a series of well-established polemical tools (Collectio Toletana, Riccoldo da Montecroce, etc.) from the Middle Ages they were nonetheless able to renew their approach to the study of Islam, adapting it to the new historical context and inaugurating a scientific and philological study of texts.