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The Koran In English

Author: Bruce B. Lawrence.

The Koran In English

Author: Bruce B. Lawrence.

$26.95 $7.98
Item #: D22546
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Publication Date: 2017
Publisher: Princeton
ISBN: 9780691155586
For millions of Muslims, the Qur'an is sacred only in Arabic, yet English translations are growing in both number and importance. Telling the remarkable story of the ongoing struggle to render the Qur'an's lyrical verses into a variety of languages, Bruce Lawrence recounts the life of Muhammad and the origins of the text he wrote nearly 1400 years ago. Spanning ... More
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For millions of Muslims, the Qur'an is sacred only in Arabic, yet English translations are growing in both number and importance. Telling the remarkable story of the ongoing struggle to render the Qur'an's lyrical verses into a variety of languages, Bruce Lawrence recounts the life of Muhammad and the origins of the text he wrote nearly 1400 years ago. Spanning the centuries, this "lively, open-minded and erudite" chronicle (Chicago Tribune) shows how the book has been reimagined by South Asian Muslim scholars, feminist translators, graphic novelists, and Christians who have read it to better "know the enemy."


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