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The Cambridge history of Arabic literature. Religion, learning and science in the Abbasid period

Author: A F L Beeston; M J L Young; J D Latham; Robert Bertram Serjeant
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature deals with writings on learned subjects from the 'Abbasid period (eighth to thirteenth centures AD), the golden age of Arabic literature.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A F L Beeston; M J L Young; J D Latham; Robert Bertram Serjeant
ISBN: 0521327636 9780521327633 0521028876 9780521028875
OCLC Number: 185213989
Description: xxi, 587 s
Contents: List of plates; Editorial preface; List of abbreviations; Map; 1. Sunni theology Salvador Gomez Nogales; 2. Shi'i theological literature I. K. A. Howard; 3. Ibadi theological literature J. C. Wilkinson; 4. Quranic exegesis John Burton; 5. The prose literature of Sufism Caesar E. Farah; 6. Philosophical literature Muhsin Mahdi; 7. Arabic lexicography M. G. Carter; 8. Arabic grammar M. G. Carter; 9. Islamic legal literature P. W. Baker and I. D. Edge; 10. Administrative literature C. E. Bosworth; 11. Arabic biographical writing M. J. L. Young; 12. History and historians Claude Cahen; 13. Fatimid history and historians Abbas Hamdani; 14. Mathematics and applied science Donald R. Hill; 15. Astronomy David A. King; 16. Astrology David Pingree; 17. Geographical and navigational literature J. F. P. Hopkins; 18. The literature of Arabic alchemy Donald R. Hill; 19. Arabic medical literature Haskell D. Isaacs; 20. Al-Kindi Fritz W. Zimmerman; 21. Al-Razi Albert Z. Iskandar; 22. Al-Farabi Alfred L. Ivry; 23. Ibn Sina Salvador Gomez Nogales; 24. Al-Biruni and the sciences of his time George Saliba; 25. Al-Ghazali Adib Nayif Diyab; 26. Christian Arabic literature in the 'Abbasid period Samir Khalil Samir, SJ; 27. Judaeo-Arabic literature Paul B. Fenton; 28. The translation of Greek materials into Arabic L. E. Goodman; 29. Didactic verse Safa' Khulusi; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: Religion, learning and science in the Abbasid period.
Responsibility: edited by M.J.L. Young, J.D. Latham and R.B. Serjeant.

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