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  • 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$ 49.95

    This book re-evaluates the literary history and landscape of third/ninth century Baghdad by demonstrating and emphasising the significance of the important transition from a predominantly oral-aural culture to an increasingly literate and writerly one. more...

  • An Introduction to Arabic Literatureby Roger Allen

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 34.00

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

  • Arabic Poetryby Muhsin J. al-Musawi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    This book tackles issues of modernity and tradition in Arabic poetry as manifested in poetic texts and criticism by poets as participants in transformation and change. Employs current literary theory and provides comprehensive coverage of modern and postmodern poetry from the 1950s onwards. more...

  • Literature, Journalism and the Avant-Gardeby Elisabeth Kendall

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    The author explores the role of journalism in Egypt in effecting and promoting the development of modern Arabic literature from its inception in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. more...

  • Nationalism, Islam and World Literatureby Mohamed-Salah Omri

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    The writer and politician Mahmud al-Mis'adi is a figure of prime importance in the development of North African literature and cultural politics since the last war. This fascinating book covers both his essays and fiction written between the 1930s and 1990s. more...

  • The Oral and the Written in Early Islamby Gregor Schoeler; Uwe Vagelpohl; James E. Montgomery

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Made up of a number of seminal articles that are translated in English for the first time, Gregor Schoeler gives a comprehensive overflow of how the written and the spoken interacted, diverged and received cultural articulation among the Muslim societies of the first two centuries of the Hijra. more...

  • Die hethitische Literaturby Volkert Haas

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 119.00

    This unique work provides a compendium of Hittite literary texts of all genres with detailed extracts and paraphrases and furnishes a comprehensible non-specialist commentary. In his selection, Volkert Haas takes account both of stylistic features and in particular of the traditions of motives and topoi in Ancient Greece and in the Old Testament. 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...