The Qur’ān has a history, so do its translations. Ignoring that history would mean taking the risk of a dangerous generalization, which would affect our view on Islam as well as its representations in Europe. You will find here the introductory notes to the different editions presented on our website. Each of these introductory notes places the text in its context. A translation from the 12th century can obviously not have the same status in our eyes as a translation from the 21st century.