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The republic of Arabic letters
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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 Relying on a variety of unpublished sources in six languages, it recounts how Christian scholars first came to a clear-eyed view of Islam.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.--
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-327) and index.
|LC Classifications||CB251 .B426 2018|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xv, 340 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates|
|Number of Pages||340|
|LC Control Number||2017031813|
Book Reviews Alexander Bevilacqua, The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment. London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, For a full reading of the problem of periodization in Arabic literary studies, see al-Musawi, Muhsin, The Medieval Islamic Republic of Letters: Arabic Knowledge Construction (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, ), pp. 1 – 3, 15–17, 89–90, and Bauer, Thomas, “ In Search of a Post-Classical Literature: A Review Article Author: Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah.
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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 by: 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. In The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment, Alexander Bevilacqua seeks to uncover a period of European intellectual history in which Catholic and Protestant scholars displayed unprecedented erudition and fairness in their study of the Muslim world and nging popular narratives that emphasize the centrality of the secular Enlightenment.
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A remarkable network of Christian scholars in the s and s brought Islamic texts to the West. Robert Irwin reviews ‘The Republic of Arabic Letters’ by Alexander Bevilacqua. The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Alexander Bevilacqua.
Belknap Press; pages; $; £ IN THE Muslim world, compilations of geography or history. How Islam Shaped the Enlightenment A new book recovers the work of scholars who helped establish greater understanding between religions. In The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment (Harvard University Press, ), Alexander Bevilacqua uncovers a different side of the European Enlightenment, at least with regards to its engagement with Arabic and Islam.
Instead of polemics, he tells the story of how books and ideas moved across continents and were studied in Europe, where they were considered a. Acquiring Books for the Greatest Libraries in the World Adventures in the 18th-Century Book Trade.
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From The Republic of Arabic Letters, by Alexander Author: Alexander Bevilacqua. 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. The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment library collections of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish texts; and the first translations of the Qur’an into European.
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Description. In The Medieval Islamic Republic of Letters: Arabic Knowledge Construction, Muhsin J. al-Musawi offers a groundbreaking study of literary heritage in the medieval and premodern Islamic -Musawi challenges the paradigm that considers the period from the fall of Baghdad in to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in as an "Age of Decay" followed by an "Awakening" (al.
Alexander Bevilacqua shares his research on the network of Catholic and Protestant scholars he calls the “Republic of Arabic Letters.” These scholars went to great lengths to learn Arabic and gather Arabic books and manuscripts, and eventually produced careful translations of the Qur’an and histories of Muslim societies based on Arabic.
The reference was to Edward Pococke and Thomas Hyde, the first two holders of the Laudian professorship of Arabic and leading lights of what Alexander Bevilacqua calls the ‘Republic of Arabic Letters’: the loosely connected group of European scholars who, through the 17th and 18th centuries, pioneered the study of Arabic and Islam as a.
Bevilacqua’s book, The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment, appeared with Harvard University Press in February It explains how and why European understandings of Islam and its culture transformed from the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-eighteenth. Alexander Bevilacqua’s The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment brings these and others of the Republic’s citizens to life with verve, insight, and erudition.
Parts of the story have been told before, but typically in smaller-scale works on individual pioneers or national cultures; Bevilacqua’s narrative takes Author: Simon Mills. BOOK REVIEW: A. Bevilacqua, The Republic of Arabic Letters, Islam and the European Enlightenment, Cambridge MASS,The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Journal of Early Modern History, 23 (), Umm al-Dunya: Advanced Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and Kalaam Gamiil (Vol 1 and Vol 2).
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