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Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950.

By: Elshakry, Marwa.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (448 p.).ISBN: 9780226001449.Subject(s): Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 | Evolution -- Religious aspects -- Islam | Evolution | Islam and scienceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950DDC classification: 297.2 | 297.2/65 LOC classification: BP190Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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
Summary: 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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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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Marwa Elshakry is associate professor in the Department of History at Columbia University, where she specializes in the history of science, technology, and medicine in the modern Middle East. She lives in New York.

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