Translations of the Qur’an into Western Languages

Ziad Elmarsafy*

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This article traces the history of the translation of the Qur’?n into Western languages from the Middle Ages to the present day. The focus is primarily on translations into English and French. The author considers the problem of the translation of the Qur’?n in light of the development of Oriental studies in the West as well as the political frameworks that inform the processes of access to and interpretation of the text.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-439
Number of pages10
JournalReligion Compass
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2009


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