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Anthology of Arabic Literature, Culture, and Thought from Pre-Islamic Times to T (Yale Language Series)

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This book—the first comprehensive reader of Arabic literature from pre-Islamic times to the present—is an essential work for advanced students of the Arabic language. Presenting seventy works by seventy authors, it includes:

• pre-Islamic poetry and prose;

• selections from the Quran;

• the Prophet Muhammads last sermon;

• the powerful writing of Ali Ibn Abi Talib, the fourth Islamic Caliph;

• writings from the “Golden Age of the Arabs” (750-1258 A.D.) in philosophy, mysticism, prose, and poetry;

• works from the neoclassical, modernist, and metaphorical schools;

• literature of the Arabs in Andalus, Spain;

• discussions of cultural, literary, critical, and political movements of the present day;

• vocabulary lists, a list of idioms and notes, a set of questions about the text, and two glossaries.

This book not only introduces students to the entire sweep of Arabic intellectual, political, and cultural thought but also gives examples of how this thought is expressed, offering important insight into the Arab mind.

About the Author

BASSAM K. FRANGIEH is senior lecturer in the department of Near East languages and civilizations at Yale University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300104936
Author:
Frangieh, Bassam K.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven, CT
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Arabic
Subject:
Arabic language
Subject:
Arabic literature
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Arabic language - Literature
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Arabic
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth and CD
Series:
Yale language series
Series Volume:
no 23
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 2.8 lb
Age Level:
General Language Arts & Disciplines

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History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
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