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By Julia Ashtiany,T. M. Johnstone,J. D. Latham,R. B. Serjeant

ISBN-10: 0521088658

ISBN-13: 9780521088657

ISBN-10: 0521240166

ISBN-13: 9780521240161

This quantity of The Cambridge background of Arabic Literature covers inventive prose and poetry produced within the heartland and provinces of the 'Abbasid empire in the course of the moment nice interval of Arabic literature, from the mid-eighth to the 13th centuries advert. 'Abbasid literature used to be characterized by way of the emergence of many new genres and of a scholarly and complex serious cognizance. This quantity offers chronologically with the most genres and offers prolonged stories of significant poets, prose-writers and literary theorists. It concludes with a accomplished survey of the really unknown literature of the Yemen to seem in a ecu language because the manuscript discoveries of modern years. To make the fabric obtainable to non-specialist readers, 'Abbasid authors are quoted in English translation at any place attainable, and transparent factors in their literary recommendations and conventions are supplied. With chapters by way of best experts from the center East, Europe and the US, the quantity represents a large cross-section of present educational opinion.

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