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The Resource The Koran in English : a biography, Bruce B. Lawrence

The Koran in English : a biography, Bruce B. Lawrence

Label
The Koran in English : a biography
Title
The Koran in English
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Bruce B. Lawrence
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For millions of Muslims, the Qur'an is sacred only in Arabic, the original Arabic in which it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century; to many Arab and non-Arab believers alike, the book literally defies translation. Yet English translations exist and are growing, in both number and importance. Bruce Lawrence tells the remarkable story of the ongoing struggle to render the Qur'an's lyrical verses into English--and to make English itself an Islamic language. The "Koran" in English revisits the life of Muhammad and the origins of the Qur'an before recounting the first translation of the book into Latin by a non-Muslim: Robert of Ketton's twelfth-century version paved the way for later ones in German and French, but it was not until the eighteenth century that George Sale's influential English version appeared. Lawrence explains how many of these early translations, while part of a Christian agenda to "know the enemy," often revealed grudging respect for their Abrahamic rival. British expansion in the modern era produced an anomaly: fresh English translations--from the original Arabic--not by Arabs or non-Muslims but by South Asian Muslim scholars. The first book to explore the complexities of this translation saga, The "Koran" in English also looks at cyber Korans, versions by feminist translators, and now a graphic Koran, the American Qur'an created by the acclaimed visual artist Sandow Birk
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawrence, Bruce B
Dewey number
297.1/225
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP131.15.E54
LC item number
L39 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lives of great religious books
Label
The Koran in English : a biography, Bruce B. Lawrence
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. Muhammad and revelation -- 2. The orientalist Koran -- 3. The South Asian Koran -- 4. The virtual Koran and beyond -- 5. The Koran up close -- 6. The politics of Koran translation -- 7. The graphic Koran -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix: Koran translations in English -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn960740234
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780691155586
Lccn
2016045969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027280645
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960740234
Label
The Koran in English : a biography, Bruce B. Lawrence
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. Muhammad and revelation -- 2. The orientalist Koran -- 3. The South Asian Koran -- 4. The virtual Koran and beyond -- 5. The Koran up close -- 6. The politics of Koran translation -- 7. The graphic Koran -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix: Koran translations in English -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn960740234
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780691155586
Lccn
2016045969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027280645
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960740234

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