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The Venetian Qur'an : a Renaissance companion to Islam

Author: Pier Mattia Tommasino; S Notini
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Venetian Qur'an, Pier Mattia Tommasino uncovers the author, origin, and lasting influence of the Alcorano di Macometto, a book that purported to be the first printed European vernacular translation of the Qur'an.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1000128434
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pier Mattia Tommasino; S Notini
ISBN: 9780812294972 0812294971
OCLC Number: 1030303598
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; 1. The Misfortune of a Translation; 2. The Material Text: Three States, One Edition, a History Book; 3. "What Everybody Wishes for and Keeps Silent": Analysis of the Context Through the Paratext; 4. "And He Translated the Alcorano in the Vulgar Tongue": Giovanni Battista Castrodardo, Translator of the Alcorano di Macometto; 5. The Iberian and Italian Mi'rāǧ by Giovanni Battista Castrodardo: An Unknown Dante Scholar and Muhammad's Ascension into Heaven 6. The Religion of the Italians, or Purgatory and the Qur'an: A Belief and a Place Between Robert of Ketton and Roberto Bellarmino7. Scribendae Historiae Gratia: The Oration of Sergius the Monk to the Prophet Muhammad; 8. Reading and Rewriting the Alcorano di Macometto: Francesco Sansovino Between the Historie Universali and the Selve; 9. A Cheese Maker from Lucca and a Miller from Friuli; 10. The Fortune of the Alcorano di Macometto and a Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Names; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z; Acknowledgments
Responsibility: Pier Mattia Tommasino ; translated by Sylvia Notini.
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