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Arabic literature to the end of the Umayyad period

Author: A F L Beeston
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Series: Cambridge history of Arabic literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature is the first general survey of the field to have been published in English for over fifty years and the first attempted in such detail in a multi-volume form. Guided by an international advisory editorial board, and compiled by leading scholars from the Middle East, Europe and America, the volumes of the History provide an invaluable source of reference and understanding of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A F L Beeston
ISBN: 0521240158 9780521240154 0521240166 9780521240161
OCLC Number: 9081845
Language Note: English.
Description: xvi, 547 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Background topics / A.F.L. Beeston --
Pre-Islamic poetry / Abdullah El Tayib --
Early Arabic prose / R.B. Serjeant --
The beginnings of Arabic prose literature : the epistolary genre / J.D. Latham --
The role of parallelism in Arabic prose / A.F.L. Beeston --
The Qur'ān-I / R. Paret --
The Qur'ān-II / A. Jones --
Qisas elements in the Qur'ān / H.T. Norris --
Aspects of the Qur'ān today / Jaques Jomier --
Hadīth literature-I : the development of the science of Hadīth / Muhammad Abdul Rauf --
Hadīth literature-II : collection and transmission of Hadīth / Nabia Abbott --
Shīʻī Hadīth / E. Kohlberg --
Narrative elements in the Hadīth literature / Sahair El Calamawy --
European criticism of Hadīth literature / N.J. Coulson --
The impact of the Qur'ān and Hadīth on medieval Arabic literature / A.M. Zubaidi --
The Maghāzī literature / J.M.B. Jones --
The Sīrah literature / M.J. Kister --
The poetry of the Sīrah literature / James T. Monroe --
Fables and legends in pre-Islamic and early Islamic times / H.T. Norris --
Umayyad poetry / Salma K. Jayyusi --
Music and verse / O. Wright --
The Greek impact on Arabic literature / L.E. Goodman --
The Persian impact on Arabic literature / C.E. Bosworth --
The Syrian impact on Arabic literature / R.Y. Ebied.
Series Title: Cambridge history of Arabic literature.
Responsibility: edited by A.F.L. Beeston [and others].
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This volume of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature covers artistic prose and poetry produced in the heartland and provinces of the 'Abbasid empire during the second great period of Arabic  Read more...


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"It is a most welcome addition to the extremely meager selection of books on the subject available in English...." Dimitri Gutas, JAAS

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