Translation project takes step forward with publication of first batch of titles

London, December 2019 — The first batch of Macat titles translated into Arabic by the Alexandria Trust, with support from several individual and institutional donors, has been published by Cairo-based publisher Akhbar al Youm.

Published titles include: Hourani's History of the Arab Peoples, Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Plato's Republic, Huntington's Clash of Civilisations, Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century, Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel, de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, Said's Orientalism and others.

As background, the Alexandria Trust aims to translate and publish analyses of seminal works in the social sciences and humanities into Arabic, strengthening the comprehension and critical thinking of Arab youth, and thereby their life chances and opportunities for engagement and dialogue. The Trust had been offered access to a new library offering analysis and criticism of seminal books across 14 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences from all the regions of the world. The library is being developed in English by Macat International.