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  • We Are Imazighenby Fazia Aïtel

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    To the world they are known as Berbers, but they prefer to call themselves Imazighen, or ?free people.? The claim to this unique cultural identity has been felt most acutely in Algeria in the Kabylia region, where an Amazigh consciousness gradually emerged after WWII. This is a valuable model for other Amazigh movements in North Africa, where the... more...

  • Zeit und Gottby Georges Tamer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    This work deals with concepts of time in pre-Islamic Arabic poetry and in the Koran, placing them in relation to Hellenistic conceptions of time in Late Antique poetry. The analysis shows that just as in the much earlier field of Greek poetry, so too in Old Arabic verse time is seen as an inescapable power. The Arabic concept for endless time,... more...

  • Arab Representations of the Occidentby Rasheed El-Enany

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This is one of the first books in English to explore Arab responses to Western culture and values in modern Arab literature. Through in-depth research El-Enany examines the attitudes as expressed mainly through works of fiction written by Arab authors during the twentieth, and, to a lesser extent, nineteenth century. It constitutes an original addition... more...

  • Structure and Meaning in Medieval Arabic and Persian Lyric Poetryby Julie Meisami

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Books of Definition in Islamic Philosophyby Kiki Kennedy-Day

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 195.00

    Islamic Philosophy has unusual origins. Originally a hybrid of Greek philosophy and early Islamic theology, its technical language consisted of a number of words translated from the Greek. This book studies how Islamic philosophers of the ninth century AD, such as al-Kindi, al-Farabi and Ibn Sina, developed an indigenous set of terms and concepts.... more...

  • Arabic Literatureby Pierre Cachia

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Persian Literature - A Bio-Bibliographical Surveyby Francois De Blois

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 190.00

    This famous work from the Royal Asiatic Society is an indispensable tool for all serious students of Persian literature, history and culture, and a welcome companion to Persian literature in its most glorious period. This volume is the second, revised edition of three parts published in 1992 and 1994. more...

  • Ibn Abi Tahir Tayfur and Arabic Writerly Cultureby Shawkat M. Toorawa

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • An Introduction to Arabic Literatureby Roger Allen

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 32.00

    An accessible introduction to Arabic literature from the fifth century to the present. more...

  • A comparative lexical study of Qur?a¯nic Arabicby M.R. Zammit

    BRILL 2002; US$ 289.00

    This work does not aim to be an etymological dictionary of Qur'anic Arabic, nor does it attempt to suggest some new genetic classification of the Semitic languages. Rather, it offers insights into the internal lexical relationships attested in a number of Semitic varieties within Qur'anic Arabic. more...