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Eastern Wisedome and Learning: The Study of Arabic in Seventeenth-Century England

G. J. Toomer

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202912
eISBN:
9780191675591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202912.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book narrates the extraordinary growth in the study of Arabic in England from the late 16th century, when it was almost non-existent, to the end of the 17th century. By its high point around ... More


Mapping the Literary History of the Orient

Jan Loop

in Johann Heinrich Hottinger: Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199682140
eISBN:
9780191804809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682140.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on Johann Heinrich Hottinger's role in mapping the history of Oriental literature in his 1658 bibliography, Promtuarium sive Bibliotheca Orientalis. It begins with an overview of ... More


Notes On Coptic and Arabic Manuscripts Related to Upper Egypt

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Copts gradually neglected the education of their children in literary Coptic. The majority of the scribal works in these centuries were Arabic translations of the original Coptic works. The ... More


How to Get Ahead in the Republic of Letters

Daniel Stolzenberg

in Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924144
eISBN:
9780226924151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924151.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on the Jesuit priest Kircher, the great antiquary Peiresc, and the story of their relationship, which revolved around a series of Arabic manuscripts. It sheds light on Kircher's ... More


“Seven of the Arab Dialects”

Jeffrey Einboden

in Jefferson's Muslim Fugitives: The Lost Story of Enslaved Africans, their Arabic Letters, and an American President

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190844479
eISBN:
9780190063917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844479.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the task President Jefferson assigned Robert Patterson, i.e., to find a translator for two Arabic manuscripts written by Muslim slaves. Over a few days in late October 1807, ... More


Islam and the History of the Church

Jan Loop

in Johann Heinrich Hottinger: Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199682140
eISBN:
9780191804809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682140.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on Johann Heinrich Hottinger's historical use of Arabic manuscripts in his reconstruction and interpretation of Islam and the religious history of the Near East as well as the ... More


Introduction

Tom McInally

in George Strachan of the Mearns: Seventeenth-century Orientalist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474466226
eISBN:
9781474491280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466226.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The introduction provides a background to the calls that have been made by scholars over the last half-century for a detailed biography of Strachan. The greatly increased interest in the history of ... More


“Supposed to be Spys”

Jeffrey Einboden

in Jefferson's Muslim Fugitives: The Lost Story of Enslaved Africans, their Arabic Letters, and an American President

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190844479
eISBN:
9780190063917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844479.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the suspicions surrounding the two African fugitives that Ira P. Nash and Jefferson sought to help. In October 1807, Jefferson sought a translator, discreetly circulating two ... More


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