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Omnibus #63

podcast icon Posted Tuesday, December 07, 2010. Total length: 13:35

Ilker Ucaner, Dowling Class of 2010, talks about the chance discovery of a 17th-century Koran while working late in the Dowling Library and how it changed his life. Librarian Sue Terry happened to have a copy of Alexander Ross' 1649 translation of the Koran in her office and Ilker's curiosity was piqued. Now studying at CUNY Queens College, he is working with Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies Dr. Kristina Richardson on republishing Ross' work. In this conversation, Ilker describes working with a 361-year-old text and what he has discovered about Alexander Ross and 17th century England's view of Islam.

And congratulations to Peg Anderson, the winner of our raffle for the book Oakdale from Arcadia Press.

"[Ross] had faced...so much criticism for publishing this Alcoran. "
Ilker Ucaner

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