Beauty in Arabic culture

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Markus Wiener, 1999 - History - 220 pages
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A specialist in Islamic architecture and social history, Behrens-Abouseif (U. of Munich) surveys the concepts of beauty in classical and post-classical Arabic culture through the 15th century CE, drawing on Arabic texts in philosophy, theology, mysticism, poetry, literary criticism, historiography, and the Thousand and One Nights. She shows how beauty was measured by the degree of pleasure it elicited in the recipient. The original German

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Although the arts were appreciated and promoted throughout the Arabic-Muslim world for centuries, there were no theoretical writings on the arts similar to those in classical Europe. However, as is ... Read full review

Contents

The Image of the World
11
The Koran and the Universe
17
Secular Beauty and Love
35
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