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Literary History Of The Arabs - Reynold A. Nicholson

Literary History Of The Arabs

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Published: 13th July 1995
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This book provides a classic general introduction to Arabic literary history. Nicholson aims to cover "what the Arabs thought and to indicate as far as possible the influences which moulded their thought". Most Arabic books abound in allusions to names, events, movements and ideas which puzzle Western readers. This book hopes to provide the answers to those puzzles.

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: 9780700702619
ISBN-10: 070070261X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 540
Published: 13th July 1995
Publisher: Curzon Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 2