The Koran Interpreted

The Koran Interpreted : A Translation

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No other book ever written, with the possible exception of the Bible, has so dramatically influenced the course of civilization as the Koran. Yet this important text remains little understood in the West. Since its first publication in 1955, Professor A.J. Arberry's translation has been the finest one available, its magnificently written verse making the Koran accessible to a Western audience. Professor Arberry has rendered the Koran into clear and lyrical English while carefully preserving the incomparable artistry of the Arabic original. "The Koran Interpreted" is universally recognized as not only the most authoritative translation but also the most beautiful one in the English language.
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  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 139 x 210 x 38.86mm | 616.89g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Touchstone
  • 0684825074
  • 9780684825076
  • 113,940

Table of contents

v. 1. Suras I-XX -- v. 2. Suras XXI-CXIV.
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About Arthur J. Arberry

Arthur John Arberry, as Head of the Department of Classics at Cairo University, acquired a firsthand knowledge of literary and social conditions in the Islamic Middle East. Between 1947 and 1969 he served as Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University. He published some twenty books in Islamic studies during his lifetime, many dealing with mysticism and poetry. Professor Arberry died in England in 1969.
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