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From the Publisher"...the volume represents the most complete account of its subject currently available in English..."
Scott Mandelbrote, ISIS, 1995.
"The book as a whole is based on profound research, well written and edited, and presents its interesting, partly overlapping themes at the best level of the present-day knowledge...the rich information and thought brought into this volume make it a valuable and stimulating exercise in the history and sociology of knowledge."
Lubos Kropacek, Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften, 1994.
"L'ensemble des quatorze contributions, faites dans chaque cas par un spécialiste de la question traitée, est de qualité."
Claude Gilliot, Revue des Sciences Philosophiques et Théologiques, 1995.
"...Russell has assembled a stimulating volume."
François Charette, Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences, 1995.
"This invaluable source-book for the history of Semitics scholarship in Protestant Europe..."
JFE, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 1996.
"This picture of the European Renaissance - quite different from the one that is commonly seen - is enough reason to recommend this book very strongly to anyone who has an interest in the history of oriental studies, renaissance Europe, or even general intellectual history."
George Saliba, Journal of the American Oriental Society, 1997.