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Arabic Literature in the Post-Classical Period (Roger Allen) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2006) 9780521771603
Arabic Literature in the Post-Classical Period (Roger Allen) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2006) 9780521771603
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Title: Arabic Literature in the Post-Classical Period

Author: Allen, Roger

Additional Authors or Contributors: D S Richards (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521771603

Volumes: 1; Pages: 492

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The final volume of the series explores the Arabic literary heritage of the little-known period from the twelfth to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Even though it was during this time that the famous Thousand and One Nights, was composed, very little has been written on the literature of the period generally and Roger Allen and Donald Richards bring together some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. The volume is divided into parts with the traditions of poetry and prose covered separately within both their 'elite' and 'popular' contexts. The last two sections are devoted to drama and the indigenous tradition of literary criticism.


The Post-Classical Period: Parameters and Preliminaries Roger Allen

Part I. Elite Poetry

1. Arabic poetry in the post-classical age Salma Khadra Jayyusi

2. Poetic creativity in the sixteenth-eighteenth centuries Lutfi Al-Yousfi

3. Arabic religious poetry, 1200-1800 Th. Emil Homerin

4. The role of the pre-modern: the generic characteristics of the band Abdallah Ibrahim

Part II. Elite Prose

5. Pre-modern belletrist prose Muhsin Al-Musawi

6. The essay and debate (al-ris*la, al-mun*zara) Jaakko Hameen-Anttilla

7. The maq*ma Devin Stewart

8. Mamluk history and historians Robert Irwin

9. Historiography in Arabic during the Ottoman period Michael Winter

Part III. Popular Poetry

10. Popular poetry in the post-classical period, 1150-1850 A.D. Margaret Larkin

Part IV. Popular Prose

11. Popular prose in the post-classical period Dwight Reynolds

12. A Thousand and One Nights: a history of the text and its reception Dwight Reynolds

13. s*rat 'antar ibn shadd*d Remke Kruk

14. S*rat Ban* Hil*l Dwight Reynolds

15. Other s*ras and popular narratives Peter Heath

16. Popular religious narratives Kamal Abdel-Malek

Part V. Drama

17. Drama in the post-classical period: a survey Rosella Dorigo

18. pre-modern drama Philip Sadgrove

Part VI. Criticism

19. Criticism in the post-classical period: a survey William Smyth


Roger Allen, Salma Khadra Jayyusi, Lutfi Al-Yousfi, Th. Emil Homerin, Abdallah Ibrahim, Muhsin Al-Musawi, Jaakko Hameen-Anttilla, Robert Irwin, Michael Winter, Margaret Larkin, Dwight Reynolds, Remke Kruk, Kamal Abdel-Malek, Philip Sadgrove, William Smyth

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