A Cultural History of the Arabic Language
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $45.00|
| Book Description: |
This is a multimedia history of literary Arabic that describes the evolution of Arabic poetry and prose in the context of music, ritual performance, the arts, and architecture. It is written for scholars and educated readers of Arabic and Islamic culture whose first language is not Arabic. It focuses on what is unique about Arabic compared to other major languages of the world and how the distinct characteristics of Arabic took shape at various points of its history.