Elshakry, Marwa.

Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950. - Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014. - 1 online resource (448 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; One / The Gospel of Science; Two / Evolution and the Eastern Question; Three / Materialism and Its Critics; Four / Theologies of Nature; Five / Darwin and the Mufti; Six / Evolutionary Socialism; Seven / Darwin in Translation; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index

In Reading Darwin in Arabic, Marwa Elshakry questions current ideas about Islam, science, and secularism by exploring the ways in which Darwin was read in Arabic from the late 1860s to the mid-twentieth century. Borrowing from translation and reading studies and weaving together the history of science with intellectual history, she explores Darwin's global appeal from the perspective of several generations of Arabic readers and shows how Darwin's writings helped alter the social and epistemological landscape of the Arab learned classes.           Providing a close textual, political, and insti

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Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
Evolution -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Islam and science.

Electronic books.


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