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Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Period

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Part of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature

A. F. L. Beeston, Abdulla el Tayib, R. B. Serjeant, J. D. Latham, R. Paret, A. Jones, H. T. Norris, Jacques Jomier, Muhammad Abdul Rauf, Nabia Abbott, E. Kohlberg, Sahair el Calamawy, N. J. Coulson, A. M. Zubaidi, J. M. B. Jones, M. J. Kister, James T. Monroe, H. T. Norris, Salma K. Jayyusi, O. Wright, L. E. Goodman, C. E. Bosworth, R. Y. Ebied, J. D. Pearson
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  • Date Published: January 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521126212

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  • Originally 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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    • Date Published: January 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521126212
    • length: 568 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editorial introduction
    Maps
    1. Background topics A. F. L. Beeston
    2. Pre-Islamic poetry Abdulla el Tayib
    3. Early Arabic prose R. B. Serjeant
    4. The beginnings of Arabic prose literature: the epistolary genre J. D. Latham
    5. The role of parallelism in Arabic prose A. F. L. Beeston
    6. The Qur'an - I R. Paret
    7. The Qur'an - II A. Jones
    8. Qisas elements in the Qur'an H. T. Norris
    9. Aspects of the Qur'an today Jacques Jomier
    10. Hadith literature - I: the development of the science of Hadith Muhammad Abdul Rauf
    11. Hadith literature - II: collection and transmission of Hadith Nabia Abbott
    12. Shi'i Hadith E. Kohlberg
    13. Narrative elements in the Hadith literature Sahair el Calamawy
    14. European criticism of Hadith literature N. J. Coulson
    15. The impact of the Qur'an and Hadith on medieval Arabic literature A. M. Zubaidi
    16. The Maghazi literature J. M. B. Jones
    17. The Sirah literature M. J. Kister
    18. The poetry of the Sirah literature James T. Monroe
    19. Fables and legends in pre-Islamic and early Islamic times H. T. Norris
    20. Umayyad poetry Salma K. Jayyusi
    21. Music and verse O. Wright
    22. The Greek impact on Arabic literature L. E. Goodman
    23. The Persian impact on Arabic literature C. E. Bosworth
    24. The Syrian impact on Arabic literature R. Y. Ebied
    Appendix J. D. Pearson
    Glossary
    List of sources
    Index.

  • Editors

    A. F. L. Beeston

    T. M. Johnstone

    R. B. Serjeant

    G. R. Smith

    Contributors

    A. F. L. Beeston, Abdulla el Tayib, R. B. Serjeant, J. D. Latham, R. Paret, A. Jones, H. T. Norris, Jacques Jomier, Muhammad Abdul Rauf, Nabia Abbott, E. Kohlberg, Sahair el Calamawy, N. J. Coulson, A. M. Zubaidi, J. M. B. Jones, M. J. Kister, James T. Monroe, H. T. Norris, Salma K. Jayyusi, O. Wright, L. E. Goodman, C. E. Bosworth, R. Y. Ebied, J. D. Pearson

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