Classical Arabic Humanities in Their Own Terms: Festschrift for Wolfhart Heinrichs on His 65th Birthday

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Beatrice Gruendler, Michael Cooperson
BRILL, 2008 - Social Science - 611 pages
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The volume brings together approaches to different elements of Arabic-Islamic civilization, mainly in the areas of linguistics, literature, literary theory, and prosody, but also including religion, ritual, economics, and zoology. Contributions also touch upon the adjacent areas of the Old Iranian, Persian, Greek and Byzantine written traditions. Some take as their points of departure specific Arabic words (cat, giraffe) or morphemes; others explore literary genres, subgenres (oration, ode, macaronic poem, travel narrative) or figures within them (the trickster, the devil). Cultural concepts such as wishing, gift-giving or discourse are treated, as are aspects of broader phenomena, such as the role of gender in dream interpretation or the relative merits of luxury goods and mass-produced commodities.
  

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Contents

t
1
Ayyr
20
Balgha
40
On the Uses of Galex II
62
Hazaj
68
Ibls
99
q
127
Iqtid
148
Mulamma
291
Qada
325
Qia
407
Safar
419
Tabr alruy and akm alnujm
447
Tamn
468
Tahd
493
Tamann
521

Khib
165
Khuba
176
Libs
274
Zarfa
568
Index
593
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Beatrice Gruendler, Ph.D. (1995) in Arabic Literature, Harvard University, is Professor of Arabic at Yale University. She has published on Arabic script and the social context of Arabic poetry, including The Development of the Arabic Scripts (Scholars Press 1993) and Medieval Arabic Praise Poetry (Routledge Curzon 2003).

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