TALK | The Qur’an in the Enlightenment, November 30, 2017

Quran in the Enlightment Panelists
Quran in the Enlightenment

Presenter: Alexander Bevilacqua, Williams College

Respondents: Sarah R. bin Tyeer, Columbia University & Claire Gallien, Université de Montpellier, and Edward W. Said Fellow at the Heyman Center

Moderator: Pier Mattia Tommasino, Columbia University

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George Sale’s influential translation (which remained a standard for some two centuries) included both his English rendering of the Arabic of the Quran and also, in the lower part of the pages, his notes based on the exegetical literature. He thus presents the Quran as the divine text and as the diverse human efforts to understand its meanings.

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Source: Houghton Library, Harvard University. Shelfmark EC7.Sa324.733ka