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099    909.09767|aB 
100 1  Bevilacqua, Alexander,|d1984- 
245 14 The republic of Arabic letters :|bIslam and the European 
       Enlightenment /|cAlexander Bevilacqua. 
264  1 Cambridge, Massachusetts :|bThe Belknap Press of Harvard 
       University Press,|c2018. 
264  4 |c©2018 
300    xv, 340 pages, 24 nunumbered pages of plates :
       |billustrations (some color), color maps ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-327) and 
505 0  The Oriental library -- The Qur'an in translation -- A new
       view of Islam -- D'Herbelot's Oriental garden -- Islam in 
       history -- Islam and the Enlightenment. 
520    "The foundations of the modern Western understanding of 
       Islamic civilization were laid in the seventeenth and 
       eighteenth centuries. Well after the Crusades but before 
       modern colonialism, Europeans first accurately translated 
       the Qur'an into a European language, mapped the branches 
       of the Islamic arts and sciences, and wrote the history of
       Muslim societies using Arabic sources. The Republic of 
       Arabic Letters provides the first panoramic treatment of 
       this transformation. Relying on a variety of unpublished 
       sources in six languages, it recounts how Christian 
       scholars first came to a clear-eyed view of Islam. Its 
       protagonists are Europeans who learned Arabic and used 
       their linguistic skills to translate and interpret Islamic
       civilization. Christians both Catholic and Protestant, and
       not the secular thinkers of the Enlightenment, established
       this new knowledge, which swept away religious prejudice 
       and cast aside a medieval tradition of polemical 
       falsehoods. Beginning with the collection of Islamic 
       manuscripts in the Near East and beyond, the book moves 
       from Rome, Paris and Oxford to Cambridge, London and 
       Leiden in order to reconstruct the most important 
       breakthroughs in this scholarly movement. By identifying 
       the individual manuscripts used, The Republic of Arabic 
       Letters reveals how the translators, willing to be taught 
       by Islamic traditions, imported contemporary Muslim 
       interpretations and judgments into the European body of 
       knowledge about Islam. Eventually, their books reached 
       readers like Voltaire and Edward Gibbon, who assimilated 
       not just their factual content but their interpretations, 
       weaving them into the fabric of Enlightenment thought"--
       |cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Islamic civilization|xStudy and teaching|zEurope, Western.
650  0 Enlightenment|zEurope. 
650  0 Christian scholars|zEurope|xHistory. 
650  7 Christian scholars.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01768812 
650  7 Civilization|xIslamic influences.|2fast
650  7 Enlightenment.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00912527 
650  7 Islamic civilization|xStudy and teaching.|2fast
651  0 Europe|xCivilization|xIslamic influences. 
651  7 Europe.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01245064 
651  7 Europe, Western.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01272478 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
947    jcb 
948    LTI 2018-05-15 
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