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By Roger Allen

Roger Allen presents a finished introductory survey of literary texts in Arabic, from their unknown beginnings within the 5th century advert to the current. the quantity makes a speciality of the most important genres of Arabic literature, facing Islam's sacred textual content, the Qur'an, and a wealth of poetry, narrative prose, drama and feedback. Allen unearths the continuities that hyperlink the inventive output of the current day to the illustrious literary background of the earlier and comprises an significantly wealthy physique of well known literature typified so much famously via The Arabian Nights. the quantity is knowledgeable by way of Western serious techniques, yet inside every one bankruptcy the emphasis is at the texts themselves, with huge quotations in English translation. Reference positive aspects contain a chronology and a consultant to additional examining. A revised and abridged model of Allen's acclaimed research, The Arabic Literary historical past, this booklet offers a useful scholar creation to an incredible non-Western literary tradition.

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