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The Republic of Arabic Letters - Islam and the European Enlightenment (Hardcover): Alexander Bevilacqua

The Republic of Arabic Letters - Islam and the European Enlightenment (Hardcover)

Alexander Bevilacqua

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"Fascinating, eloquent, and learned...A powerful reminder of the ability of scholarship to transcend cultural divides, and the capacity of human minds to accept differences without denouncing them."-Maya Jasanoff, author of The Dawn Watch and Liberty's Exile In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a pioneering community of Christian scholars laid the groundwork for the modern Western understanding of Islamic civilization. These men produced the first accurate translation of the Qur'an into a European language, mapped the branches of the Islamic arts and sciences, and wrote Muslim history using Arabic sources. The Republic of Arabic Letters reconstructs this process, revealing the influence of Catholic and Protestant intellectuals on the secular Enlightenment understanding of Islam and its written traditions. Drawing on Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, and Latin sources, Alexander Bevilacqua's rich intellectual history retraces the routes-both mental and physical-that Christian scholars traveled to acquire, study, and comprehend Arabic manuscripts. The knowledge they generated was deeply indebted to native Muslim traditions, especially Ottoman ones. Eventually the translations, compilations, and histories they produced reached such luminaries as Voltaire and Edward Gibbon, who not only assimilated the factual content of these works but wove their interpretations into the fabric of Enlightenment thought. The Republic of Arabic Letters shows that the Western effort to learn about Islam and its religious and intellectual traditions issued not from a secular agenda but from the scholarly commitments of a select group of Christians. These authors cast aside inherited views and bequeathed a new understanding of Islam to the modern West.

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Imprint: The Belknap Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2018
Authors: Alexander Bevilacqua
Dimensions: 243 x 164 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 360
ISBN-13: 978-0-674-97592-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Islam
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts > General
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Islam
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts > General
LSN: 0-674-97592-8
Barcode: 9780674975927

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