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Avicenna’s Intellectual and Historical Milieu

Jon McGinnis

in Avicenna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195331479
eISBN:
9780199868032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter covers the historical, cultural, and intellectual background up to and during the time of Avicenna. It begins by presenting the Greek course curriculum taught at the ... More


Galen Into Arabic

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Islamic reception of Greek scientific knowledge in the 9th and 10th centuries ad relied directly on the preceding adoption of elements of Greek culture, such as medicine, by Eastern Christians. ... More


The Translation Movements of Islamic Learning

John Willinsky

in The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226487922
eISBN:
9780226488080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488080.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The initial Arabic translation movement took place with the expansion of the Islamic empire during the eighth and ninth centuries (in the Western calendar) during the ʿAbbasid caliphate, which ... More


Crusoe’s Babel, Missionaries’ Mistakes: Translated Origins of the Arabic Novel

Rebecca C. Johnson

in Stranger Fictions: A History of the Novel in Arabic Translation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753060
eISBN:
9781501753305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753060.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses Robinson Crusoe, the differences between the original and its Arabic translation, and how it was used as a tool for conversion by the Church Missionary Society (CMS) to guide ... 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


Paradise Lost in Arabic: Images, Style, and Technique

Islam Issa

in Milton in Translation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198754824
eISBN:
9780191819841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754824.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, European Literature

This chapter outlines the extant Arabic translations of Milton’s works, then attends to the ways in which three translators—Maḥmūd, Enani, and Aboud—have translated parts of Paradise Lost into ... More


Fictions of Connectivity: Dumas’s World in Translation

Rebecca C. Johnson

in Stranger Fictions: A History of the Novel in Arabic Translation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753060
eISBN:
9781501753305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753060.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the Arabic translation of Alexander Dumas's Count of Monte Crist. The Arabic translations of Cristo demonstrate that what Holt calls the “thick nexus of global finance and ... More


The Novel in the Age of the Comparative World Picture: Jules Verne’s Colonial Worlds

Rebecca C. Johnson

in Stranger Fictions: A History of the Novel in Arabic Translation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753060
eISBN:
9781501753305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753060.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses Jules Verne's works. The thematization of the world, what literary scholars currently call “worlding,” was precisely the work that Jules Verne's novels performed. As Verne ... More


The Melodramatic State: Popular Translation and the Erring Nation

Rebecca C. Johnson

in Stranger Fictions: A History of the Novel in Arabic Translation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753060
eISBN:
9781501753305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753060.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter talks about what were considered bad books for bad readers. At the turn of the century, it was certainly not high-minded literary works that predominated in the Arabic literary ... More


Epilogue/Prologue

Hala Halim

in Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251766
eISBN:
9780823252992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251766.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The epilogue/prologue addresses a variety of engagements with Alexandrian cosmopolitanism and/or with the three canonical authors. A corpus of Alexandrian memoirs by émigrés of foreign or mixed ... More


Invader Fictions: National Literature after Translation

Rebecca C. Johnson

in Stranger Fictions: A History of the Novel in Arabic Translation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753060
eISBN:
9781501753305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753060.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses how translation has affected literature. When we assess criticism of translated literature as part of the larger national conversation about the novel's purpose, the formation ... More


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