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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
This is the first comprehensive and comparative study of compositional and stylistic techniques in medieval Arabic and Persian lyric poetry. Ranging over some seven countries, it deals with works by over thirty poets in the Islamic world from Spain to present-day Afghanistan, and examines how this rich poetic traditions exhibits both continuity and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, Arabic Literature - An Overview gives a rounded and balanced view of Arab literary creativity. 'High' literature is examined alongside popular folk literature, and the classical and modern periods, usually treated separately, are presented together. Cachia's observations are not subordinated to any pre-formed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
Toorawa re-evaluates the literary history and landscape of third to ninth century Baghdad by demonstrating and emphasizing the significance of the important transition from a predominantly oral-aural culture to an increasingly literate one. This transformation had a profound influence on the production of learned and literary culture; modes of transmission... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95
This collection brings together discussions of the way in which Muslim and Jewish beliefs and practices are represented in modern literary texts of poetry, fiction and drama. The chapters collected here consider elements of the expression of Judaism and Islam in modern literature. Key topics such as religious ideas and teachings, aspects of mysticism,... more...
- University of California Press 2001; US$ 12.95
Autobiography is a literary genre which Western scholarship has ascribed mostly to Europe and the West. Countering this assessment and presenting many little-known texts, this comprehensive work demonstrates the existence of a flourishing tradition in Arabic autobiography. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 32.00
This volume provides a comprehensive introductory survey of literary texts in Arabic, from the fifth century to the present day. With extensive quotations in translation, a chronology and a guide to further reading, it is an invaluable student introduction to a major non-Western literary tradition. more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 109.99
This book explores the impact of war and political crisis on the national identity of Jews, both in the multinational Habsburg monarchy and in the new nation-states that replaced it at the end of World War I. Jews enthusiastically supported the Austrian war effort because it allowed them to assert their Austrian loyalties and Jewish solidarity at the... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 185.00
This comprehensive reference on the "Arabian Nights" presents detailed research on virtually all aspects of the tales, including major protagonists, themes, important translations, textual history, adaptations, reworkings, works inspired by the tales and aspects of literary theory. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
With contributions from specialists in different areas of classical Islamic thought, this accessible volume explores the ways in which medieval Muslims saw, interpreted and represented the world around them in their writings. Focusing mainly on the eighth to tenth centuries AD, known as the ?formative period of Islamic thought?, the book examines... more...