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Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950

Marwa Elshakry


This book looks at the variety of ways Darwin was read in Arabic from the late 1860s to the mid-twentieth century, providing a close textual, political and institutional analysis of responses to his and other contemporary British, American, French and German popular and professional works on evolution, from Herbert Spencer to Ludwig Büchner. Borrowing from translation and reading studies, and weaving together the history of science and intellectual history, it emphasizes the creative tensions involved in the negotiation of meaning across linguistic, historical and conceptual frontiers. Attempt ... More

Keywords: Evolution, Science, Darwin, Spencer, Arabic, Islam, Progress, Civilization, Empire, Translation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226001302
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226001449.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marwa Elshakry, author