The Vernacular Qur'an: Translation and the Rise of Persian Exegesis

Travis Zadeh, Haverford College


Examines the debates surrounding the translatability of the Qur'an in early Islamic intellectual history and explores early practices of translating the Qur'an into Persian and the development of vernacular exegetical literature in Khurasan and Central Asia from tenth to thirteenth centuries. --author-supplied description