Etude Sur L'Attitude Des Réformateurs Zurichois Envers L'Islam, 1510-1550
Author: Victor Segesvary
Publisher: University Press of America
This important study brings to light a little known but essential moment in the relations between Islam and Christianity: the history of the 1542 publication of the Quaran (Koran), in Latin, in Venice and Basel and the controversy surrounding the emergence of this work in religious reform circles. This research relates the origins of European attitudes of tolerance to the Reformation and the reformers specific interest in non traditional religious theology and secular philosophy. The Koran proved to be a major though overlooked element in this movement toward cultural heterodoxy. (TEXT IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUMMARIES)
Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title Most of what we know about attitudes toward Islam in the medieval and early modern West has been based on polemical treatises against Islam written by Christian scholars preoccupied with defending their own faith and attacking the doctrines of others. Christian readings of the Qur'an have in consequence typically been depicted as tedious and one-dimensional exercises in anti-Islamic hostility. In Reading the Qur'an in Latin Christendom, 1140-1560, Thomas E. Burman looks instead to a different set of sources: the Latin translations of the Qur'an made by European scholars and the manuscripts and early printed books in which these translations circulated. Using these largely unexplored materials, Burman argues that the reading of the Qur'an in Western Europe was much more complex. While their reading efforts were certainly often focused on attacking Islam, scholars of the period turned out to be equally interested in a whole range of grammatical, lexical, and interpretive problems presented by the text. Indeed, these two approaches were interconnected: attacking the Qur'an often required sophisticated explorations of difficult Arabic grammatical problems. Furthermore, while most readers explicitly denounced the Qur'an as a fraud, translations of the book are sometimes inserted into the standard manuscript format of Christian Bibles and other prestigious Latin texts (small, centered blocks of text surrounded by commentary) or in manuscripts embellished with beautiful decorated initials and elegant calligraphy for the pleasure of wealthy collectors. Addressing Christian-Muslim relations generally, as well as the histories of reading and the book, Burman offers a much fuller picture of how Europeans read the sacred text of Islam than we have previously had.
This book is based on a study of the pecularities of one of the earliest Qur?anic manuscripts preserved (the codex Parisino-petropolitanus, 7th century); it provides an analysis of the conditions of the written transmission of the Qur?an and reconsiders the constitution of the canonical version. - Ce livre, qui étudie les particularités d'un des plus anciens manuscrits coraniques conservés (le codex Parisino-petropolitanus, 7e siècle), analyse les conditions de la transmission écrite du Coran et reconsidère la façon dont s'est constituée la version canonique.
Collective Mobilisation In Africa. Enough Is Enough! is a collection of empirical studies describing the range of protests modes in Africa. Mobilisations collectives en Afrique. Ça suffit! est un ouvrage qui s’appuie sur des études de cas empiriques pour décrire la pluralité des modes de contestation en Afrique.
Implications for Contemporary Trans-Cultural Relations
Author: Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan
Category: Political Science
This book takes a fascinating look at the role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the West. It examines the cultural transmission of ideas and institutions in a number of key areas, including science, philosophy, humanism, law, finance, commerce, as well as the Arab-Islamic world's overall impact on the Reformation and the Renaissance.
A festschrift for William Montgomery Watt, constructed around his principal research interests: Islamic thought; Islam in history and society; Islam in literature; Islam and other faiths. The contributors comprise many of the leading scholars on both sides of the Atlantic.
This collection critically examines "tolerance," "secularism," and respect for religious "diversity" within a social and political system dominated by Sufi brotherhoods. Through a detailed analysis of Senegal's political economy, essays trace the genealogy and dynamic exchange among these concepts while investigating public spaces and political processes and their reciprocal engagement with the state, Sunni reformist and radical groups, and non-religious organizations. The anthology provides a rich and nuanced historical ethnography of the formation of Senegalese democracy, illuminating the complex trajectory of the Senegalese state and reflecting on similar postcolonial societies. Offering rare perspectives on the country's "successes" since liberation, the volume identifies the role of religion, gender, culture, ethnicity, globalization, politics, and migration in the reconfiguration of the state and society, and it makes an important contribution to democratization theory, Islamic studies, and African studies.