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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Matter of Fateby Dalya Cohen-Mor

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 124.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Arabic Poetryby Muhsin J. al-Musawi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Since the late 1940s, Arabic poetry has spoken for an Arab conscience, as much as it has debated positions and ideologies, nationally and worldwide. 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. It studies the poetic in its complexity,... more...

  • Literature, Journalism and the Avant-Gardeby Elisabeth Kendall

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    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. Remapping the literary scene in Egypt over recent decades, Kendall focuses on the independent, frequently dissident, journals that were the real hotbed of innovative... more...

  • Nationalism, Islam and World Literatureby Mohamed-Salah Omri

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    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, which challenge the boundaries between the sacred and irreligious in the Islamic world. In... 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...