Ignác Goldziher's report on the books brought from the orient for the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

This paper contains the English translation of Ignác Goldziher's Hungarian essay Report on the Books Brought from the Orient for the Hungarian Academy of Sciences with Regard to the Conditions of the Printing Press in the Orient (1874). The introduction provides the historical and scholarly context of the article. The Arabic printed books Goldziher bought in Egypt reflect his understanding of a specialized Arabic Studies library in the 1870s. The general argument is that Goldziher connected the Arab nation and Arabic texts based on the Hungarian and German concepts of liberal nationalism. This connection instrumentalized religious texts for a non-religious goal.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mestyan, A

Published Date

  • July 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 443 - 480

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-4480

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jss/fgv008

Citation Source

  • Scopus