Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Period
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Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Period by A. F. L. Beeston
Book DescriptionOriginally published in 1983, The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature was 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. The volumes of the History provide an invaluable source of reference and understanding of the intellectual, literary and religious heritage of the Arabic-speaking and Islamic world. This volume begins its coverage with the oral verse of the sixth century AD, and ends with the fall of the Umayyad dynasty two centuries later. Within this period fall major events: the life of the Prophet Muhammad, the founding of the Islamic religion, the great Arab Islamic conquests of territories outside the Arabian Peninsula, and their meeting, as overlords, with the Byzantine and Sasanian world. Contributors to this volume discuss an array of topics including the influences of Greeks, Persians and Syrians on early Arabic literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521240154
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Nov-1983
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author A. F. L. Beeston
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An accompanying booklet of exercise material designed to coincide directly with chapters in Written Arabic.
Written Arabic, Paperback (November 1968)» View all books by A. F. L. Beeston
The aim of this introduction to modern written Arabic is to bring the student quickly to a reading knowledge of the language so that he can use Arabic sources in subjects like history, economics and sociology. The book provides for an understanding of abstract literature on scholarly subjects.
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