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The Resource Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950, Marwa Elshakry

Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950, Marwa Elshakry

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Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950
Title
Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950
Statement of responsibility
Marwa Elshakry
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Subject
Language
eng
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 institutional analysis of the tremendous interest in Darwin's ideas and other works on evolution, Elshakry shows how, in an age of massive regional and international political upheaval, these readings were suffused with the anxieties of empire and civilizational decline. The politics of evolution infiltrated Arabic discussions of pedagogy, progress, and the very sense of history. They also led to a literary and conceptual transformation of notions of science and religion themselves. Darwin thus became a vehicle for discussing scriptural exegesis, the conditions of belief, and cosmological views more broadly. The book also acquaints readers with Muslim and Christian intellectuals, bureaucrats, and theologians, and concludes by exploring Darwin's waning influence on public and intellectual life in the Arab world after World War I --
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1973-
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Elshakry, Marwa
Dewey number
576.82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • Evolution
  • Islam and science
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
Label
Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950, Marwa Elshakry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-418) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • The gospel of science -- Evolution and the Eastern question -- Materialism and its critics -- Theologies of nature -- Darwin and the mufti -- Evolutionary socialism -- Darwin in translation
  • Acknowledgments, vii, INTRODUCTION, 1, ONE / The Gospel of Science, 25, TWO / Evolution and the Eastern Question, 73, THREE / Materialism and Its Critics, 99, FOUR / Theologies of Nature, 131, FIVE / Darwin and the Mufti, 161, SIX / Evolutionary Socialism, 219, SEVEN / Darwin in Translation, 261, Afterword, 307, Notes, 319, Bibliography, 391, Index
Control code
FIEb17506906
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 439 pages
Isbn
9780226001302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830992694
Label
Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950, Marwa Elshakry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-418) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • The gospel of science -- Evolution and the Eastern question -- Materialism and its critics -- Theologies of nature -- Darwin and the mufti -- Evolutionary socialism -- Darwin in translation
  • Acknowledgments, vii, INTRODUCTION, 1, ONE / The Gospel of Science, 25, TWO / Evolution and the Eastern Question, 73, THREE / Materialism and Its Critics, 99, FOUR / Theologies of Nature, 131, FIVE / Darwin and the Mufti, 161, SIX / Evolutionary Socialism, 219, SEVEN / Darwin in Translation, 261, Afterword, 307, Notes, 319, Bibliography, 391, Index
Control code
FIEb17506906
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 439 pages
Isbn
9780226001302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830992694

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