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Arabic and Persian Sources for Pre-Islamic Arabia

Harry Munt,, Touraj Daryaee, Omar Edaibat, Robert Hoyland, and Isabel Toral-Niehoff

in Arabs and Empires before Islam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199654529
eISBN:
9780191801433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter illustrates how authors, writing mostly after the advent of Islam, explained and presented some of the events, individuals, and themes covered in Chapters 1–7. In addition to discussing ... 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


Alumni and ʿulama in Bahrain: “We all seek knowledge”

in An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226434766
eISBN:
9780226434759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The author's research on the suburbs of Beirut made it clear to him that the wealth the Lebanese had enjoyed in the 1960s and 1970s, for two decades before the eruption of the Lebanese war, came from ... More


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