Pdf ebook: Arabs and the Art of Storytelling

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Summary: In Arabs and the Art of Storytelling, the eminent Moroccan literary historian and critic Kilito revisits and reassesses, in a modern critical light, many t

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  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 0815652860
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 152
  • Language: English
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Description: In Arabs and the Art of Storytelling, the eminent Moroccan literary historian and critic Kilito revisits and reassesses, in a modern critical light, many traditional narratives of the Arab world. He brings to such celebrated texts as A Thousand and One Nights, Kalila and Dimna, and Kitab al-Bukhala’ refreshing and iconoclastic insight, giving new life to classic stories that are often treated as fossilized and untouchable cultural treasures. For Arab scholars and readers, poetry has for centuries taken precedence, overshadowing narrative as a significant literary genre. Here, Kilito demonstrates the key role narrative has played in the development of Arab belles lettres and moral philosophy. His urbane style has earned him a devoted following among specialists and general readers alike, making this translation an invaluable contribution to an English-speaking audience.


Pdf ebook: Studies on the Civilization of Islam

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Summary: Originally published in 1962, this book presents important studies on the history, literature and religion of the Islamic peoples as well as an appraisal o

  • Author : H.A.R. Gibb
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135030340
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 392
  • Language: English
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Description: Originally published in 1962, this book presents important studies on the history, literature and religion of the Islamic peoples as well as an appraisal of contemporary intellectual currents in the Middle East. Part I interprets the basic political and cultural development in medieval Islam, set in the context of its growth from a religious movement in the Arabian peninsula to an imperial structure extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the borders of China. Part II includes studies of Islamic institutions, philosophy and religion. The close relationship of Islam to Western traditions through the Biblical and Greek heritages is emphasized and the factors which have moulded unique and distinctive institutions are considered.


Pdf ebook: State and Government in Medieval Islam

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Summary: First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

  • Author : Ann K. S. Lambton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136605215
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 382
  • Language: English
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Description: First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Pdf ebook: Metalwork and Material Culture in the Islamic World

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Summary: The material and visual culture of the Islamic World casts vast arcs through space and time, and encompasses a huge range of artefacts and monuments from t

  • Author : Venetia Porter,Mariam Rosser-Owen
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857733435
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 544
  • Language: English
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Description: The material and visual culture of the Islamic World casts vast arcs through space and time, and encompasses a huge range of artefacts and monuments from the minute to the grandiose, from ceramic pots to the great mosques. Here, Venetia Porter and Mariam Rosser-Owen assemble leading experts in the field to examine both the objects themselves and the ways in which they reflect their historical, cultural and economic contexts. With a focus on metalwork, this volume includes an important new study of Mosul metalwork and presents recent discoveries in the fields of Fatimid, Mamluk and Qajar metalwork. By examining architecture, ceramics, ivories and textiles, seventeenth-century Iranian painting and contemporary art, the book explores a wide range of artistic production and historical periods from the Umayyad caliphate to the modern Middle East. This rich and detailed volume makes a significant contribution to the fields of Art History, Architecture and Islamic Studies, bringing new objects to light, and shedding new light on old objects.