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Title The Enlightenment Qur''an [electronic resource] : The Politics of Translation and the Construction of Islam.
Author Elmarsafy, Ziad.
Publication New York : Oneworld Publications, 2014.
Description 1 online resource (489 pages)
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Call # eBOOK
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Translators and Translations of the Qur'ān; 2. Sale, Marracci, and the Representation of Islam; 3. Translating Christ and Christianity; 4. Voltaire: Muhammad and Moses, Opposition and Identification; 5. Rousseau and the Language of the Legislator; 6. Savary, Napoleon, and Egypt: Visions of Prophecy and Conquest; 7. Goethe: Poetry and Prophecy, from Mahomet to World Literature; Afterword; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index; Index of Qur'ānic Verses
Summary Iconoclastic and fiercely rational, the European Enlightenment witnessed the birth of modern Western society and thought. Reason was sacrosanct and for the first time, religious belief and institutions were open to widespread criticism. In this groundbreaking book, Ziad Elmarsafy challenges this accepted wisdom to argue that religion was still hugely influential in the era. But the religion in question wasn't Christianity – it was Islam. Charting the history of Qur'anic translations in Europe during the 18th and early 19th Centuries, Elmarsafy shows that a number of key enlightenment figures.
Subject Enlightenment -- Europe.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Europe -- Religion -- 18th century.
Europe -- Religion -- 19th century.
Islam -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Islam -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
Qur''an -- Translating -- History.
Religion and science -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Religion and science -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
Qurʼan -- Translating -- History.
Enlightenment -- Europe.
Religion and science -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Religion and science -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
Islam -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Islam -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Europe -- Religion -- 18th century.
Europe -- Religion -- 19th century.
RELIGION / Islam / General.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Elmarsafy, Ziad The Enlightenment Qur''an : The Politics of Translation and the Construction of Islam New York : Oneworld Publications,c2014 9781851686520
ISBN 9781780744858 electronic bk.
1780744854 electronic bk.

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