The republic of arabic letters islam and the european enlightenment hardcover february 23 2018 by alexander bevilacqua author visit amazons alexander bevilacqua page find all the books read about the author and more see search . The republic of arabic letters reconstructs this process revealing the influence of catholic and protestant intellectuals on the secular enlightenment understanding of islam and its written traditions. The republic of arabic letters is an enlightening investigation of european efforts between about 1600 and 1800 to acquire translate and characterize great works of islamic literature bevilacqua seeks to undermine the view that the enlightenment writers discovered these works and spread knowledge of them through europe. The republic of arabic letters islam and the european enlightenment alexander bevilacqua format book islam and the enlightenment the republic of arabic letters provides the first panoramic treatment of this transformation relying on a variety of unpublished sources in six languages it recounts how christian scholars first came . The republic of arabic letters islam and the european enlightenment by alexander bevilacqua john d eigenauer alexander bevilacqua the republic of arabic letters islam and the european enlightenment cambridge harvard university press 2018 pp 360 3500
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