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A Literary History of the Arabs - Reynold A. Nicholson

A Literary History of the Arabs

Paperback Published: 1st July 1969
ISBN: 9780521095723
Number Of Pages: 538

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The Arabs during a thousand years or more produced one of the richest and most extensive literatures of the world, embracing fine poetry (of the fierce desert life equally with the sophistication of royal courts), belles lettres (learned essays, satires, de arte amoris), religious, mystical and philosophical writings, and huge compendia of history, biography and geography. For sixty years, the best account in English of this vast output has been, by universal consent, R. A. Nicholson's Literary History of the Arabs; its supremacy will long remain unchallenged. That it is a book full of erudition and high critical judgement goes without saying; its author is also a poet-translator of rare excellence.

Preface
Introduction
Saba and Himyar
The history and legends of the Pagan Arabs
Pre-Islamic poetry, manners, and religion
The prophet and the Koran
The Orthodox Caliphate and the Umattay Dynasty
The Caliphs of Baghdíd
Poetry, literature, and science in the 'Abbísid period
Orthodoxy, free-thought, and mysticism
The Arabs in Europe
From the Mongol invasion to the present day
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521095723
ISBN-10: 0521095727
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 538
Published: 1st July 1969
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 2