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Author Voltaire, 1694-1778.

Title Fanaticism, or Mahomet the prophet : a new translation / by Voltaire ; translated by Hanna Burton
Published Sacramento : Litwin Books, 2013


Description 1 online resource (106 pages)
Contents Preface : Voltaire and Islam / Malise Ruthven -- Introduction : the play in its historical context / Hanna Burton -- The play ; Act one -- Act two -- Act three -- Act four -- Act five
Summary Voltaire's play "Fanaticism, or Mahomet the Prophet" was controversial in its own day, and has stirred up controversy in recent decades as attempts to mount stage productions have been met with protests. Originally intended as an oblique criticism of the Catholic Church and religious fanaticism in general (as Voltaire understood it), the play stands today as an entertaining melodrama marked by gleeful irreverence and historical imagination. This new prose translation into English by Hanna Burton brings the text to modern English-speaking audiences. The translator's extensive introduction sheds light on the history of the work and its reception by Voltaire's contemporaries
Notes Print version record
Subject Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Drama
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632
Genre/Form Drama
Form Electronic book
Author Burton, Hanna, translator
ISBN 9781634000147
Other Titles Mahomet le prophete. English