An Imam In Paris: Al-Tahtawi's Visit To France 1826-1831 by Rifa'a Rafi' Al-tahtawiAn Imam In Paris: Al-Tahtawi's Visit To France 1826-1831 by Rifa'a Rafi' Al-tahtawi

An Imam In Paris: Al-Tahtawi's Visit To France 1826-1831

byRifa'a Rafi' Al-tahtawiIntroduction byDaniel L. Newman

Paperback | December 13, 2011

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An Imam in Paris lets us share the responses of a highly intelligent scholar ... Daniel L. Newman is to be congratulated on making the first translation into English of this remarkable book, and on supporting the text with a first-class introduction and with footnotes that are as full as one could wish"-Times Literary Supplement"A touchstone for thinking about the tangled relations between Islam and modernity ... the most amazing and entertaining curiosity"-Matthew J. Reisz,Jewish QuarterlyIn the 1820s, Rifa'a Rafi' al-Tahtawi, a young Muslim cleric, travelled to Paris as a leading member of the first Egyptian educational mission, where, during a stay of five years, he documented his observations on European culture.His account,Takhlis al-Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz(The Quintessence of Paris), is one of the earliest and most influential records of the Muslim encounter with Enlightenment-era's European ideas, introducing ideas of modernity to his native land. Al-Tahtawi's work offers invaluable insight into early conceptions of Europe and the "Other". His observations are as vibrant and palpable today as they were over one hundred and fifty years ago; informative and often acute, to very humorous effect.An irrefutable classic, this new edition of the first English translation is of seminal value. It is introduced and carefully annotated by a scholar fluent in the life, times, and milieu of its narrator.Daniel L. Newman is professor of Arabic and course director of the master's program in Arabic-English Translation and Interpreting at the University of Durham. His other works includeModern Arabic Short Stories: A Bilingual Reader (with Ronak Husni, Saqi Books, 2008). "An Imam in Paris lets us share the responses of a highly intelligent scholar ... Daniel L. Newman is to be congratulated on making the first translation into English of this remarkable book, and on supporting the text with a first-class introduction and with footnotes that are as full as one could wish"-Times Literary Supplement"A touchstone for thinking about the tangled relations between Islam and modernity ... the most amazing and entertaining curiosity"-Matthew J. Reisz,Jewish QuarterlyIn the 1820s, Rifa'a Rafi' al-Tahtawi, a young Muslim cleric, travelled to Paris as a leading member of the first Egyptian educational mission, where, during a stay of five years, he documented his observations on European culture.His account,Takhlis al-Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz(The Quintessence of Paris), is one of the earliest and most influential records of the Muslim encounter with Enlightenment-era's European ideas, introducing ideas of modernity to his native land. Al-Tahtawi's work offers invaluable insight into early conceptions of Europe and the "Other". His observations are as vibrant and palpable today as they were over one hundred and fifty years ago; informative and often acute, to very humorous effect.An irrefutable classic, this new edition of the first English translation is of seminal value. It is introduced and carefully annotated by a scholar fluent in the life, times, and milieu of its narrator.Daniel L. Newman is professor of Arabic and course director of the master's program in Arabic-English Translation and Interpreting at the University of Durham. His other works includeModern Arabic Short Stories: A Bilingual Reader (with Ronak Husni, Saqi Books, 2008). "
Daniel L. Newman is Professor of Arabic and Course Director of the MA in Arabic-English Translation and Interpreting at the University of Durham. His other works include Modern Arabic Short Stories: A Bilingual Reader (with Ronak Husni, Saqi Books, 2008).
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Title:An Imam In Paris: Al-Tahtawi's Visit To France 1826-1831Format:PaperbackDimensions:405 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 1.25 inPublished:December 13, 2011Publisher:Saqi BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0863564070

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