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 Alkoran o Magomete
(695 words)

‘The Qur’an on Muḥammad’

Pyotr Vasilevich Postnikov

Date: 1716

Original Language: Russian


This translation of the Qur’an, made from André du Ryer’s mid-17th century French translation, L’Alcoran de Mahomet, translaté d’arabe en françois par le Sieur du Ryer, Sieur de la garde Malezair (1647), is now generally agreed to have been made by Pyotr Postnikov. It had previously been ascribed to Dmitrii Cantemir, a former governor of Ottoman Moldavia who defected…

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Griffin, Clare, “ Alkoran o Magomete”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>

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