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  • Interpreting al-Tha'labi's Tales of the Prophetsby Marianna Klar

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    Al-Tha?labi was a renowned Qur?anic scholar of the fifth/eleventh century, and his ?Ara?is al-majalis is arguably the finest and most widely consulted example of the Islamic qisas al-anbiya? genre. Drawing on primary Arabic sources, Klar applies modern critical methods in order to explore the nature of al-Tha?labi?s ?Ara'is al-majalis within... more...

  • New Perspectives on Arabian Nightsby Wen-chin Ouyang; Geert Jan van Gelder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this comparative study of a selection of The Arabian Nights stories in a cross-cultural context, brings together a number of disciplines and subject areas to examine the workings of narrative. It predominantly focuses on the ways in which the Arabian Nights have transformed as its stories have travelled... 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...

  • 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?aŻnic 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...

  • A Matter of Fateby Dalya Cohen-Mor

    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...

  • Religion, Literature, and Scholarship - The Sumerian Composition Nan?e and the Birdsby Niek Veldhuis

    BRILL 2004; US$ 175.00

    This book uses insights from religious studies, literary theory, and the history of science for understanding the Sumerian composition Nan?e and the Birds in the context of the Old Babylonian scribal school. It contains editions of all the relevant Sumerian texts. more...

  • Foundations of Modern Arab Identityby Stephen Sheehi

    UPF 2004; US$ 59.95

    ''Examines a crucial period in Arabic literature which has received insufficient attention previously--the pre-modern writers of the 19th century . . . whose journalism and fiction not only shaped contemporary opinion but also subtly molded the contours and boundaries of discourse for the generations that followed. more...

  • Covert Gesturesby Vincent Barletta

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 60.00

    Covert Gestures reveals how the traditional Islamic narratives of the moriscos both shaped and encoded a wide range of covert social activity characterized by a profound and persistent concern with time and temporality. Using a unique blend of literary analysis, linguistic anthropology, and phenomenological philosophy, Vincent Barletta explores the... more...

  • Fundamentalism and Literatureby Klaus Stierstorfer; Catherine Pesso-Miquel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    This book explores the manifold connections between fundamentalism and literature in English. Carefully selected case studies and surveys document an unexpected richness and variety in this unlikely relationship more...