The Qur'an

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Jane Dammen McAuliffe
Norton Critical Editions
  • London, England: 
    W. W. Norton & Co., Ltd.
    , January
     680 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Jane McAuliffe introduces the Qur’an as a living scripture, preparing readers for an informed encounter with the text.

This Norton Critical Edition is based on a revised and annotated version of the Pickthall translation of the Qur’an. Topics include the scholarly traditions of the study of qur’anic origins; the centuries of commentary, analysis and intellectual dissemination that have created a library of qur’anic literature; the history of translations; and the ways the Qur’an informs Muslim life and culture. Also included are texts representing the full spectrum of Islamic religious thought and a selected bibliography.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Jane Dammen McAuliffe the inaugural director of National and International Outreach at the Library of Congress, is the editor of the six- volume Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān and the Cambridge Companion to the Qurʾān. She is a former president of Bryn Mawr College and a former dean of arts and sciences at Georgetown University.



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