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Arabic Belles Lettres

Edited by Joseph E. Lowry and Shawkat M. Toorawa

Arabic Belles Lettres
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Paperback, 220 pages £38.00
Published: 2019
ISBN: 9781948488105
Format: 10mm x 7mm
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Subjects: Arabic and Islamic Studies, Literary Studies, Lockwood Press
Series: Resources in Arabic and Islamic Studies

Arabic Belles Lettres brings together ten studies that shed light on important questions in the study of Arabic language, literature, literary history, and writerly culture.

The volume is divided into three sections. Early Narratives comprises: Joseph Lowry on the Qurʾan's allusive legal language; Abed el-Rahman Tayyara on matrilineal lineages in the context of Badr and Uhụd; Ruqayya Khan on the ramifications of public courtship in ʾUdhrī romances; and Philip Kennedy on firāsah (reading for signs and traces) in medieval narrative. Medieval Authors comprises: Shawkat Toorawa on ʿUbaydallāh ibn Aḥmad ibn Abī Ṭāhir's History of Baghdād; Maurice Pomerantz and Bilal Orfali on Ibn Fāris and the origins of the maqāmah genre; Everett Rowson on al-Tawḥīdī and his predecessors (a reprint of his 1996 ZDMG article); and Ghayde Ghraowi on al-Khafājī and his Rayḥānat al-alibbāʾ. Modern Egypt comprises: Roger Allen on a cultural controversy in the Cairo newspapers of 1902; and Devin Stewart on preposterous boasting and ingenuity in on modern Egyptian Arabic.

Joseph E. Lowry teaches Arabic and Islamic studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
Shawkat M. Toorawa teaches Arabic language and literature at Yale University.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 220 pages
 10mm x 7mm

BIC Code:
  LIT000000, PHI003000, PHI022000, REL041000, SOC002010
 Lockwood Press


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