A Brief Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet
The Arabic alphabet has a fascinating history, one that is entwined with the development of culture and society in the Middle East. The authors trace the origins of the Arabic alphabet back to Aramaic, a descendant of Phoenecian, which itself gave rise to the Hebrew and Greek alphabets.The third title in the series that offers a primer for both general readers and students alike, A Brief Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet is illustrated and contains glossaries, indices, and suggestions for further reading.John Healey is a professor of Semitic studies at the University of Manchester.Rex Smith is an Arabist, historian, and scholar of the medieval history of Yemen.
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