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. On this page, you will first find the introductory notes to the different editions presented on our website; each of these entries situates the text in its context: a 12th century translation obviously cannot have the same status in our eyes as a 21st century translation. Our contributors then offer you some additional studies in order to delve further into the history of the editions or to learn more about the sources used by the translators.