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Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam & the European Enlightenment

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  •  Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam & the European Enlightenment
    Title: Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam & the European Enlightenment
    Author: BEVILACQUA ALEXANDER
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 15/01/2018
    Imprint: BELKNAP PRESS
    Price: $65.00
    Publishing status: Active

    'Fascinating, eloquent, and learned, The Republic of Arabic Letters reveals a world later lost, in which European scholars studied Islam with a sense of affinity and respect. With deep research and insight, Alexander Bevilacqua delivers a powerful reminder of the ability of scholarship to transcend cultural divides, and the capacity of human minds to accept differences without denouncing them.'?'Maya Jasanoff, author of The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World'Among the many things produced by the Enlightenment we must now include a vast expansion of European scholarly engagement with Arabic and Islam. That engagement shaped much of how future Christians and Muslims would think about each other and themselves. Alexander Bevilacqua's learned and luminous The Republic of Arabic Letters is both a recovery of a fascinating moment in intellectual history, and an exploration of the conditions of thought in our own time.'?'David Nirenberg, author of Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today

    ISBN: 9780674975927
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