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Conference “What is the European Qur’ān? Definitions, descriptions, representations (12th-19th c.)”

Nantes, 11-12 May 2023
Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Ange Guépin

The Nantes Université researchers of the ERC project EuQu – The European Qur’ān are pleased to announce the organisation of a conference devoted to the problem of defining the nature of the Qur’ān in Europe in the 12th-19th centuries.

How did medieval and modern Europeans perceive what the Qur’ān is? What definitions did they give, and what definitions underlie the representations they developed? How did they conceive the Qur’ān in relation to what was familiar to them and to their concerns? In what ways did they grasp, define and represent its different facets over the centuries? Participants will be invited to reflect on these questions through the study of lexicographical, encyclopaedic, technical, literary and scholarly works, as well as theatrical pieces and artistic representations.

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