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Tema:   Autor. Charles Darwin. Reino Unido. Arabe. Ensayo. Técnico. Religión. Género. Historia. Antigua. XIX. Moderna.
Autor:   Elshakry, Marwa
Año:   2014
Título:   Reading Darwin in Arabic 1860-1950
Lugar:   Chicago
Editorial/Revista:   University of Chicago Press
Páginas:   448
Idioma:   Inglés.
Tipo:   Libro.
ISBN/ISSN/DOI:   ISBN: 9780226378732 (pbk.) ISBN: 9780226001302 (hb
Disponibilidad:   Alicante BG.
Índice:   1. The Gospel of Science; 2. Evolution and the Eastern Question; 3. Materialism and Its Critics; 4. Theologies of Nature; 5. Darwin and the Mufti; 6. Evolutionary Socialism; 7. Darwin in Translation.
Resumen:   Marwa Elshakry questions current ideas about Islam, science, and secularism by exploring the ways in which Darwin was read in Arabic from the late 1860s to the mid-twentieth century. Borrowing from translation and reading studies and weaving together the history of science with intellectual history, she explores Darwin's global appeal from the perspective of several generations of Arabic readers and shows how Darwin's writings helped alter the social and epistemological landscape of the Arab learned classes. Providing a close textual, political, and institutional analysis of the tremendous interest in Darwin's ideas and other works on evolution, Elshakry shows how, in an age of massive regional and international political upheaval, these readings were suffused with the anxieties of empire and civilizational decline. The politics of evolution infiltrated Arabic discussions of pedagogy, progress, and the very sense of history. They also led to a literary and conceptual transformation of notions of science and religion themselves. Darwin thus became a vehicle for discussing scriptural exegesis, the conditions of belief, and cosmological views more broadly. The book also acquaints readers with Muslim and Christian intellectuals, bureaucrats, and theologians, and concludes by exploring Darwin's waning influence on public and intellectual life in the Arab world after World War I. [Source: Publisher]
Impacto:   1i- Jacquemond, Richard & Samah Selim. 2015. 6386cit
2001-2019 Universidad de Alicante DOI: 10.14198/bitra
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