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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 165.00
The formal aspects of non-concatenative morphology have received considerable attention in recent years, but the diachronic dimensions of such systems have been little explored. The current work applies a modern methodological and theoretical framework to a classic problem in Arabic and Semitic historical linguistics: the highly allomorphic system... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 19.99
Abu Nuwas (c. 756-813) was one of the greatest Arab poets of the classical period. In literary history, he is remembered chiefly as the hard-drinking and eloquent composer of dissolute wine poems, from which he emerges as one of the most charismatic figures in world literature. Yet, he was in fact an all-round poet and exerted a profound influence... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
This book examines the impact of revolution on one of the great literary minds of the twentieth century: Naguib Mahfouz. Concentrating on the years following the 1952 Free-Officers? Coup that brought an end to British colonialism in Egypt, this book analyzes Mahfouz?s turn to screenplay writing, and examines the significance of that transition.... more...
- BRILL 2005; US$ 184.00
This study analyzes the committed religio-political poetry of al-Mu'ayyad al-Shirazi, chief missionary for the Fatimids in the fifth/eleventh century, demonstrating his founding of the tradition of ''Fatimid da'wa (religious mission) poetry? that has flourished after him for a thousand years. more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 39.99
This exhaustive and yet enthralling study considers the life and work of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), often regarded as the greatest of the classical Arab poets. A revolutionary at heart and often imprisoned or forced into exile throughout his tumultuous life, al-Mutanabbi wrote both controversial satires and when employed by one of his many patrons,... more...
- BRILL 2003; US$ 197.00
The topics include quadriliteral verbs in the Arabic dialects of eastern Arabia, technicalities and terminology of raiding and warfare as revealed by Bedouin oral narratives, variation and change in Arabic urban vernaculars, ideophones in Nigerian Arabic, unmarked feminine nouns in modern Arabic dialects, the possibility of gender linked sound chan more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
This book explores the complex relationship between the novel and identity in modern Arab culture against a backdrop of contemporary Egypt. It uses the example of the Egyptian novel to interrogate the root causes ? religious, social, political, and psychological ? of the lingering identity crisis that has afflicted Arab culture for at least two centuries.... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 195.00
This volume provides an analysis of a famous medieval Arabic grammatical text, al-Ājurrūmiya (c. 1300), as commented on by a?-?hirbīnī (d. 1570). This edition includes the original text and a translation into English, as well as extensive comments and annotations, with the aim of making accessible both to Arabists and non-Arabists... more...