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By Islam Issa

the 1st full-length examine of the reception of John Milton’s (1608-74) writings within the Arab-Muslim global, this booklet examines the responses of Arab-Muslim readers to Milton’s works, and particularly, to his epic poem: Paradise misplaced. It contributes to wisdom of the heritage, improvement, and ways that early smooth writings are learn and understood through Muslims. via mapping the literary and extra greatly cultural effects of the censure, translation and abridgement of Milton’s works within the Arab-Muslim international, this e-book analyses the varied ways that Arab-Muslims learn and comprehend a number literary and spiritual features of Milton’s writing in mild of cultural, theological, socio-political, linguistic and translational concerns. After offering an outline of the presence of Milton and his works within the Arab global, each one bankruptcy sheds mild on how cultural and translational matters form the ways that Arab-Muslim readers understand and comprehend the characters and motifs of Paradise misplaced. Chapters define the ways that the figures are presently understood in Milton scholarship, sooner than exploring how they healthy into the narrative drama and theology of the poem, and their place in Islamic creed and Arab-Muslim tradition. simultaneously, each one bankruptcy examines the poem’s material intimately, putting specific emphasis on issues of linguistic, theological and cultural translation and lodging. bankruptcy conclusions not just summarise the styles and possibilities of reception, yet element in the direction of the sensible capabilities of Arab-Muslim responses to Milton’s writing and their contribution to the formation of social ideas.

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