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Romances of History:: Jurji Zaydan and the Rise of the Historical Novel

Paul Starkey

in The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748670123
eISBN:
9781474405973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670123.003.0013
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the contribution made to the modern Arabic literary tradition by the series of twenty-two historical novels published in Cairo by the Lebanese/Egyptian author Jurji Zaydan ... More


Mourning the Nahḍah: From Beirut to Cairo, after Midnight

Elizabeth M. Holt

in Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276028
eISBN:
9780823277216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276028.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The 1880s, witnessing disappointing returns on silk in Syria, Salīm al-Bustānī’s far too early death in 1884, the increasing censure of the Sublime Porte, and the emigration to Cairo of Jurjī Zaydān, ... More


Of Literary Supplements, Second Editions, and the Lottery: The Rise of Jurjī Zaydān

Elizabeth M. Holt

in Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276028
eISBN:
9780823277216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276028.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

While Zaydān serialized novels in early issues of Al-Hilāl, which began publishing in Cairo in September 1892, the novel installments staged a gradual migration, from the center of each issue, to the ... More


My Sister Esther:: Reflections on Judaism, Ottomanism and Empire in the Works of Farah Antun

Orit Bashkin

in The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748670123
eISBN:
9781474405973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670123.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The chapter looks into the writings about Jews in 1890s Egypt, especially in the works of novelist and intellectual Farah Antun (1874-1922). It argues that the Egyptian print media, in its post-1882 ... More


Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel

Elizabeth M. Holt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276028
eISBN:
9780823277216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276028.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The ups and downs of silk, cotton and stocks synchopated with serialized novels in the late nineteenth-century Arabic press; time itself was changing. Khalīl al-Khūrī, Salīm al-Bustānī, Yūsuf ... More


Literature: Adab

Michael Allan

in In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167824
eISBN:
9781400881093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167824.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how discussions of world literature relate to the field of Arabic literature by tracing how the Arabic term adab became literary. It considers how definitions of the literary ... More


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