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The first Arabic translations of Enlightenment literature: The Damietta circle of the 1800s and 1810

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The subject of this paper is a circle of translators working in the Egyptian port of Damietta in the 1800s and 1810s. Based around the household of a wealthy Syrian merchant, this circle translated scientific, fictional and historical works of the Enlightenment, from Greek and other languages into Arabic. The first section gives some background on Damietta, the Syrian Christian merchant community there, and the Fakhr family, including contemporary accounts of Basili Fakhr and his household. T...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/17496977.2014.970372

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
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St John’s College, Oxford More from this funder
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Intellectual History Review Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
2
Pages:
209-233
Publication date:
2015-05-08
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EISSN:
1749-6985
ISSN:
1749-6977
URN:
uuid:7991db26-3275-4bdb-8c54-3d3d6cccd41f
Source identifiers:
596156
Local pid:
pubs:596156

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