Video lecture: The Influence of the Qur’an on Western Literature

A lecture on “The Influence of the Qur’an on Western Literature,” by Robert Irwin—given at the Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe (CHASE) at the University of London’s Warburg Institute—can be viewed in its entirety here.

Robert Irwin is a widely-published author of both fiction and non-fiction works on the Arab world. He taught Medieval History at the University of St. Andrews and also lectured on Arabic and Middle Eastern History at the universities of London, Cambridge and Oxford.

The conference during which the lecture took place last year was titled “Translating the Qur’an” and was organized by Charles Burnett, Alastair Hamilton, and Jan Loop.


Stay tuned next week for a special web event: IQSA’s online publication of three papers by Drs. Aziz al-Azmeh, Alain George, and Tarif Khalidi.

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