The Koran Interpreted: A Translation (Paperback)

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The Koran Interpreted: A Translation (Paperback)

By A. J. Arberry (Editor)


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From Simon & Schuster, The Koran Interpreted is an English translation of the Muslim holy book portrays the spirit, rather than the exact context and rhythm, of the original Arabic text.

The Koran Interpreted is universally recognized as not only the most authoritative translation but also the most beautiful one in the English language.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780684825076
ISBN-10: 0684825074
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication Date: December 11th, 1996
Pages: 708
Language: English