Background Readings on Arabic and Islamic Studies in Europe

Bobzin, Hartmut. “Immanuel Kant und die “Basmala“: Eine Studie zu orientalischer Philologie und Typographie in Deutschland im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert.” Zeitschrift für arabische Linguistik 25 (1993): 108-131.

Bobzin, Hartmut. “Immanuel Kant und die “Basmala”: Zur orientalischen Typographie in Deutschland (17.-18. Jahrhundert),” in Eothen IV: Jahrbuch der Gesellschaft der Freunde Islamischer Kunst und Kultur e.V., ed. Marcell Restle: 7-21.  Munich: scaneg, 2007.

Burnett, Charles. Introduction of Arabic Learning into England. London: British Library, 1997.

Hamilton, Alastair, and Francis Richard. André du Ryer and Oriental Studies in Seventeenth-Century France. London: Arcadian Library, 2003.

Malcolm, Noel. “The 1649 English Translation of the Koran: Its Origins and Significance.” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 75 (2012): 261-295.

Mallette, Karla. European Modernity and the Arab Mediterranean: Toward a New Philology and a Counter-Orientalism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.

Matar, Nabil. “A Note on Alexander Ross and the English Translation of the Qurʾān.” Journal of Islamic Studies 23/1 (2012): 76-84.

Miller, Peter N. “Making the Paris Polyglot Bible: Humanism and Orientalism in the Early Seventeenth Century Century,” in Die europäische Gelehrtenrepublik im Zeitalter des Konfessionalismus, ed. Herbert Jaumann: 59-85.  Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2001.

Miller, Peter N. “The ‘Antiquarianization’ of Biblical Scholarship and the London Polyglot Bible (1653-57).” Journal for the History of Ideas 62/3 (2001): 463-482.

Southern, Richard W. Western Views of Islam in the Middle Ages. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1962.

Toomer, Gerald J. Eastern Wisedome and Learning: The Study of Arabic in Seventeenth-Century England. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Vollandt, Ronny. “Some Historiographical Remarks on Medieval and Early-Modern Scholarship of Biblical Versions in Arabic: A Status Quo.” Intellectual History of the Islamicate World 1 (2013): 25-42.


Dagmar A. Riedel

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