Literary criticism in medieval Arabic-Islamic culture: the making of a tradition

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Edinburgh University Press, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 257 pages
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The first to provide a detailed examination of literary criticism in medieval Arab-Islamic culure, this book considers Arabic literary criticism in its social, intellectual, and cultural contexts.

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Contents

Knowledge and Cultural Dialectics
22
Functions of Poetry in Medieval ArabicIslamic Society
55
Beginnings
90
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Ouyang is assistant professor of arabic language and literature at the University of Virginia