Dr. Majid Daneshgar‘s new essay about an Arabic-Latin manuscript has been published from Cambridge University Library Special Collections. The essay is about the first known and oldest extant Latin translation of the Qur’an produced in Cambridge as well as the UK, by Professor of Arabic Studies, William Bedwell who died in 1632.
The First Islamic Material at Cambridge University Library: Unearthing Bedwell’s Forgotten Manuscript
“It is a common belief among scholars that the first oriental manuscript donated to CUL in 1631 was a copy of the Qur’ān (MS Ii.6.48) belonging to William Bedwell (1561–1632), a leading British Arabist and translator of Arabic materials to English. He was an influential figure in establishing Arabic and Islamic studies in England. He produced several works on the Bible, lexicography, and Muslim literature. But he is also known…“
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