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Our project is built on the conviction that the Qur’an has played an important role in the formation of early modern European religious diversity and identity and continues to do so. It is our objective to present a comprehensive historical assessment of this role. In order to do this,

EuQu will produce:

  • a comprehensive database on the European Qur’an between 1150 and 1850 which will become a fundamental research tool for scholars in a variety of fields;
  • research into the various uses of the Qur’an in polemical debates, missionary endeavors, historical, philosophical and religious works and literary and cultural contexts; and
  • events including seminars, summer schools, conferences, major exhibitions at leading European cultural institutions and other public engagement activities.

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