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  • On the Art of Medieval Arabic Literatureby Andras Hamori

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In applying the standards of modern literary criticism to medieval Arabic literature, Andras Hamori concentrates on those aspects of the literature that appear most alien to modern Western taste: the limitation of themes, the sedimentation with conventions, and the use of elusive patterns of composition. The first part of the book approaches Arabic... more...

  • Writing the Ottomansby Anders Ingram

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Writing the Ottomans examines historical writing on the Turks in England from 1480-1700, tracing the evolution of this discourse and exploring its central authors, works, and contexts. more...

  • Writing the Ottomansby Anders Ingram

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Writing the Ottomans examines historical writing on the Turks in England from 1480-1700, tracing the evolution of this discourse and exploring its central authors, works, and contexts. more...

  • Souffles-Anfasby Olivia Harrison; Teresa Villa-Ignacio

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 21.95

    Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics introduces and makes available, for the first time in English, an incandescent corpus of experimental leftist writing from North Africa. Founded in 1966 by Abdellatif La‚bi and a small group of avant-garde Moroccan poets and artists and banned in 1972, Souffles-Anfas... more...

  • Sufism in the Contemporary Arabic Novelby Ziad Elmarsafy

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Sufi characters †" saints, dervishes, wanderers †" occur regularly in modern Arabic literature. A select group of novelists to interrogate Sufism as a system of thought and language. In the work of writers like Naguib Mahfouz, Gamal Al-Ghitany, Taher Ouettar, Ibrahim Al-Koni, Mahmud Al-Mas’adi and Tayeb Salih we see a strong... more...

  • Books of Definition in Islamic Philosophyby Kiki Kennedy-Day

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 54.95

    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...