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A brief introduction to the Arabic alphabet

Author: John F Healey; Gerald Rex Smith
Publisher: London : Saqi, 0820.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Arabic alphabet has a fascinating history, one that is entwined with the development of culture and society in the Middle East. This book traces the origins of the Arabic alphabet back to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Healey; Gerald Rex Smith
ISBN: 0863564313 9780863564314
OCLC Number: 317404384
Description: 1 v : ill. ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction I The Alphabet before Islam II The Origin of the Arabic AlphabetIII The Earliest Arabic Scripts -- Pre- and Early Islamic Inscriptions IV The Arabic PapyriV The Classical Arabic Scripts -- Kufic and naskh*VI The Arabic Scripts beyond the Arabic Heartlands -- North Africa, Iran and Turkey VII Arabic Writing Today AcknowledgementsList of IllustrationsBibliographyFurther Reading
Other Titles: Arabic alphabet
Responsibility: John Healey and Rex Smith.

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