An Imam in Paris: Al-Tahtawi's Visit to France 1826-1831 (Saqi Essentials)

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In the 1820s, Rifa a al-Tahtawi, a young Muslim cleric, travelled to Paris as a leading member of the first Egyptian educational mission, where, during a stay of five years, he documented his observations on European culture. His account, Takhlis al-Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz (The Quintessence of Paris), is one of the earliest and most influential records of the Muslim encounter with Enlightenment-era European ideas, introducing ideas of modernity to his native land. In addition to its historical and literary value, al-Tahtawi s work offers invaluable insight into early conceptions of Europe and the Other . Its observations are as vibrant and palpable today as they were over 150 years ago; informative and often acute, to very humorous effect. An irrefutable classic, this new edition of the first English translation is of seminal value. It is introduced and carefully annotated by a scholar fluent in the life, times and milieu of its narrator.

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An Imam in Paris An Imam in Paris (Takhlis al-Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz), is one of the earliest records of the Muslim encounter with Enlightenment-era European ideas. Al-Tahtawi's book helped introduce ideas of modernity to his native land. Full description

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'An Imam in Paris lets us share the responses of a highly intelligent scholar ... Daniel L. Newman is to be congratulated on making the first translation into English of this remarkable book, and on supporting the text with a first-class introduction and with footnotes that are as full as one could wish.' Times Literary Supplement -- Times Literary Supplement

'[A] fine translation ... extensively and meticulously notated.' -- The International History Review

A touchstone for thinking about the tangled relations between Islam and modernity ... the most amazing and entertaining curiosity.' -- Matthew J. Reisz, Jewish Quarterly

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