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Language and Culture

Alison Sharrock

in The Arab Minority in Israel, 1967–1991: Political Aspects

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277125
eISBN:
9780191684159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277125.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses issues concerning the language and culture of Arab minority in Israel during the period from 1967—1981. The Arabs value their ... More


ARABIC AND PERSIAN INTERTEXTUALITY IN THE SELJUQ PERIOD: ḤAMĪDĪ'S MAQĀMĀT AS A CASE STUDY

Vahid Behmardi

in The Seljuqs: Politics, Society and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639946
eISBN:
9780748653294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639946.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The relationship between Arabic literature and Persian literature falls under two major topics: the impact of Arabic literature on Persian literature, and the transmission and adaptation of Arabic ... More


The Early Career of Pococke

G. J. TOMMER

in Eastern Wisedome and Learning: The Study of Arabic in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202912
eISBN:
9780191675591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202912.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the early career of Edward Pococke. Before his intensive study of Arabic language and literature, Pococke began to assemble the collection of manuscripts, which, after his ... More


Israeli Jewish Nation Building and Hebrew Translations of Arabic Literature

Hannah Amit-Kochavi

in Literature and Nation in the Middle East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620739
eISBN:
9780748653102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620739.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Literature is an effective vehicle of expressing national energies, conflicts and aspirations. Literary translation aids in getting them across to another nation, where they will be received and ... More


Enthusiastic Beginnings: The Private Press, 1855–1882

Ami Ayalon

in The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195087802
eISBN:
9780199854516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195087802.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter shows the development of the private press from the years 1855 to 1882. Lebanon in the mid-nineteenth century was the scene of growing intellectual ferment. Printing was advancing. ... More


Introduction Literature and Nation in the Middle East: An Overview

Yasir Suleiman

in Literature and Nation in the Middle East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620739
eISBN:
9780748653102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620739.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book examines the role literature played in constructing, articulating or challenging interpretations of national identities in the Middle East, and most of its chapters are hence devoted to ... More


Egypt

Radwa Ashour, Ferial J. Ghazoul, and Hasna Reda-Mekdashi

in Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161469
eISBN:
9781936190003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161469.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The beginnings of modern Arabic literature in Egypt can be traced back to the era of Muhammad 'Ali, who took several measures to establish the foundations of the modern state. Muhammad 'Ali sent his ... More


Arabic Literatures, ‘Elite’ and ‘Folk’ – Junctions and Disjunctions

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter notes that language has remained the key constituent in the Arabs' self-view and self-esteem. In early Islam, when Arabs had expanded their reach and had the opportunity to evaluate and ... More


Two Perspectives on the ‘Other’ in Arabic Literature

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses two prevailing perspectives on the ‘other’ in Arabic literature. The first section discusses the literature of the illiterate public and those who had not been introduced to ... More


Zechariah and the Bubbling Blood: An Ancient Tradition In Jewish, Christian, And Muslim Literature

Richard Kalmin

in Migrating Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines how the murder of a priest named Zechariah in the Temple of Jerusalem was depicted in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim literary traditions. To this end, it analyzes accounts ... More


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