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Ziad Elmarsafy
New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Translation of the Qur'an and the Early Modern Construction of Islam

In this project I propose to study of the English and French translations of the Qur’an and their impact on the Enlightenment’s relationship to the Muslim world. In particular I will focus on the Sale translation (1734) and its impact on the place of Islam in the works of Voltaire and Gibbon.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2005 – 6/30/2006