Fanaticism, Or Mahomet The Prophet: A New Translation by VoltaireFanaticism, Or Mahomet The Prophet: A New Translation by Voltaire

Fanaticism, Or Mahomet The Prophet: A New Translation


Paperback | August 10, 2013

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Voltaire's play Fanaticism, or Mahomet the Prophet was controversial in its own day, and has stirred up controversy in recent decades as attempts to mount stage productions have been met with protests. Originally intended as an oblique criticism of the Catholic Church and religious fanaticism in general (as Voltaire understood it), the play stands today as an entertaining melodrama marked by gleeful irreverance and historical imagination. This new prose translation into English by Hanna Burton brings the text to modern English-speaking audiences. The translator's extensive introduction sheds light on the history of the work and its reception by Voltaire's contemporaries. A preface by Malise Ruthven helps us to understand Voltaire's own relationship to Islam.
Title:Fanaticism, Or Mahomet The Prophet: A New TranslationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.25 inPublished:August 10, 2013Publisher:Litwin BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1936117819

ISBN - 13:9781936117819

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