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The politics of translation and the construction of Islam

Author: Ziad Elmarsafy
Publisher: London : Oneworld Publications : [distributor] Grantham Book Services Ltd, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Charting the history of Qur'anic translations in Europe during the 18th and early 19th Centuries, this book shows that a number of key enlightenment figures - including Voltaire, Rousseau, Goethe, and Napoleon - drew both inspiration and ideas from the Qur'an.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ziad Elmarsafy
ISBN: 9781851686520 1851686525
OCLC Number: 852015094
Target Audience: General (US: Trade).
Description: 336 pages ; 23 x 15 x 2 cm
Responsibility: Ziad Elmarsafy.

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Iconoclastic and fiercely rational, the European Enlightenment witnessed the birth of modern Western society and thought. Charting the history of Qur'anic translations in Europe during the 18th and  Read more...

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"This is an important work for students of the Qur'an in the non-Muslim world." "an intelligent book, superbly precise and both meticulously and generously documented" Muslim World Book Review

 
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