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The Qur'an and Late Antiquity: A Shared Heritage

Angelika Neuwirth


The Qurʾan and Late Antiquity: A Shared Heritage, the culminating summary of the work of the most prominent German scholar of the Qurʾan, provides an original introduction to the Qurʾan against the background of the plural religious and literary cultures of Late Antiquity. In order to bridge the polarity between understandings of the Qurʾan in the Islamic world and the West, the work offers a critical introduction to the study of the Qurʾan within Western scholarship, before employing a range of philological and historical methods to present a critical image of the history of the text’s emerge ... More

Keywords: Koran, Koranic studies, Late Antiquity, History of Religions, hermeneutics, Arabic philology, Jewish Studies, New Testament Studies, History of Near Eastern Studies/Orientalism, Biblical Interpretation, Arabic literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199928958
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199928958.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angelika Neuwirth, author
Professor Emerita, Freie Universitat, Berlin