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Title: The Qur'ān(s) in Context(s)
Author(s): TESEI, Tommaso
Journal: Journal Asiatique
Volume: 309    Issue: 2   Date: 2021   
Pages: 185-202
DOI: 10.2143/JA.309.2.3290265

Abstract :
In this essay I argue that the notorious difficulties in dealing with Qur'ān’s origins are mostly corollaries of the Islamic dogma that the entire corpus must be traced back to a single author and/or to a specific cultural and social context. Against this view, I propose an alternative model in which the Qur᾿ān is a literary document that reflects not only Muḥammad’s prophetic career in the Hijaz, but also the development of his community during the first decades of its territorial expansion.

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