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Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature


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List of Contributors Introduction List of Abbreviations English Transliteration System Entries A-Z Glossary Chronological Tables Index

About the Author

Julie Scott Meisami was Lecturer in Persian at the University of Oxford, UK, from 1985 until her retirement in 2002. In 2002-2003 she held an Aga Khan fellowship in Islamic Art at Harvard University. She has served as Islamic/Near East editor for the Journal of the American Oriental Society. Paul Starkey is Lecturer in Arabic at the University of Durham. He is author of Modern Arabic Literature and a former editor of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.


"This encyclopedia will be useful for students of Middle Eastern culture and philosophy, as well as literature, and should be a welcome addition to any academic or large public library."- Booklist "This is now the standard reference work for information on the most important authors, works, genres, key terms, and issues in the Arabic literary tradition from the classical to the modern period."- Religious Studies Review "It is a pleasure to welcome a book destined to become a standard source for scholars, students, and librarians...Essential for collections in Arabic or Middle Eastern studies and comparative or world literature, and highly recommended for collections serving advanced readers." - Choice "A unique and useful reference for the scholar or student...will make an excellent addition to academic or public collections specializing in things Arab or in world literature." -Library Journal

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