The Koran in English: A Biography


Book (Edited Book)

The untold story of how the Arabic Qur'an became the English Koran For millions of Muslims, the Qur'an is sacred only in Arabic, the original Arabic in which it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century; to many Arab and non-Arab believers alike, the book literally defies translation. Yet English translations exist and are growing, in both number and importance. Bruce Lawrence tells the remarkable story of the ongoing struggle to render the Qur'an's lyrical verses into English—and to make English itself an Islamic language.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lawrence, BB

Published Date

  • June 20, 2017

Published By


  • 280

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 1400887798

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781400887798