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- Saqi 2013; US$ 8.74
Poetry is the quintessence of Arab culture. In this book, one of the foremost Arab poets reinterprets a rich and ancient heritage. He examines the oral tradition of pre-Islamic Arabian poetry, as well as the relationship between Arabic poetry and the Qur?an, and between poetry and thought. Adonis also assesses the challenges of modernism and the... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Mahmoud Darwish is a literary rarity: at once critically acclaimed as one of the most important poets in the Arabic language, and beloved as the voice of his people. A legend in Palestine, his lyrics are sung by fieldworkers and schoolchildren. He has assimilated some of the world's oldest literary traditions while simultaneously struggling to open... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95
Focusing primarily on Standard Maltese, the authors clarify many areas which, until now, remain undefined, with emphasis on syntax and intonation. English loanwords continue to find their way into Standard Maltese, especially as the Maltese inhabitants become increasingly bilingual, and the variations are studied, as well as their morphological behavior.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
This is the first systematic literary study of one of the masterpieces of classical Arabic literature, the fourth/tenth century Kit‚b al-agh‚nÓ ( The Book of Songs ) by AbŻ I-Faraj al-Isbah‚nÓ. Until now the twenty-four volume Book of Songs has been regarded as a rather chaotic but priceless mine of information about classical Arabic music, literature... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95
COLLOQUIAL ARABIC OF EGYPT is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Arabic of Egypt. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL ARABIC OF EGYPT your best choice in personal language... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00
The Arabs during a thousand years or more produced one of the richest and most extensive literatures of the world, embracing fine poetry (of the fierce desert life equally with the sophistication of royal courts), belles lettres (learned essays, satires, de arte amoris), religious, mystical and philosophical writings, and huge compendia of history,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 180.00
This socio-linguistic study throws new light on variation and the defining of register in Arabic political discourse. The research is based on three dialects (Egyptian, Iraqi and Libyan) and on political speeches delivered by Gamal Abdunnasir, Saddam Hussein and Muammar Al Gadhdhafi. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 300.00
This is a complete English translation of the famous Ethiopian work "The Kebra Nagast" -- "The Glory of the Kings of Ethiopia." Compiled by a Coptic priest in the 6th century AD, from much older material, "The Kebra Nagast" is a remarkable mixture of legends and traditions, some historical and some of a mythic quality, derived from the Old Testament... more...
- 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...