The Enlightenment Qur'an: The Politics of Translation and the Construction of Islam (Paperback)Ziad Elmarsafy (author)
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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 - including Voltaire, Rousseau, Goethe, and Napoleon - drew both inspiration and ideas from the Qur'an. Controversially placing Islam at the heart of the European Enlightenment, this lucid and well argued work is a valuable window into the interaction of East and West during this pivotal epoch in human history.
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 225 x 146 x 23 mm
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