The Orient in Utrecht

Adriaan Reland (1676-1718), Arabist, Cartographer, Antiquarian and Scholar of Comparative Religion

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This week, Brill has published 'The Orient in Utrecht: Adriaan Reland (1676-1718), Arabist, Cartographer, Antiquarian and Scholar of Comparative Religion', edited by keeper of manuscripts and curator of printed books Dr Bart Jaski, Professor and Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies Christian Lange, Anna Pytlowany, and Social and Behavioural Sciences researcher Dr Henk van Rinsum.

The Orient in Utrecht

This book covers the intellectual achievements of a remarkable man: Adriaan Reland, professor of Oriental languages (1701) and Hebrew Antiquities (1713) at the University of Utrecht from 1701 to 1718. Although he never travelled beyond the borders of his home country, he had an astonishingly broad worldview. The contributions in this volume illuminate Reland’s many accomplishments and follow his scholarly trajectory as an Orientalist, a linguist, a cartographer, a poet, and a historian of comparative religions.

The volume contains contributions by Lot Brouwer, Ulrich Groetsch,Toon van Hal, Jason Harris, Bart Jaski, Christian Lange, Richard van Leeuwen, Remke Kruk, Anna Pytlowany, Henk J. van Rinsum, Dirk Sacré, Arnoud Vrolijk, Tobias Winnerling, and Jan Just Witkam.

 

  • Title: The Orient in Utrecht: Adriaan Reland (1676-1718), Arabist, Cartographer, Antiquarian and Scholar of Comparative Religion
  • Editors: Bart Jaski, Christian Lange, Anna Pytlowany, and Henk van Rinsum
  • Publisher: Brill
  • ISBN: 9789004462175