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  Arabic Literature
The earliest known literature emerged in northern Arabia around 500 AD and took the form of poetry which was recited aloud, memorised and handed down from one generation to another.
The birth of Arabic prose as a literary form is attributed to the Persian secretarial class who served under the Abbasid caliphs (750-1256) in Baghdad.
The most outstanding Arabic writer of the 20th century is Naguib Mahfouz, a prolific Egyptian novelist, playwright, and screenwriter who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1988.
www.arabic-language.org /arabic/literature.asp   (751 words)

  Arabic Literature - MSN Encarta
Arabic Literature, literature written in the Arabic language, from the 6th century to the present.
The influence of the Arabic language and Arabic culture eventually expanded with Islam throughout the Middle East, as far east as Afghanistan and as far west as Spain and northern Africa’s Atlantic coast.
This literature of a partly Bedouin (nomadic) society was dominated by poetry, and the poet often acted as the oracle of his tribe.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561792/Arabic_Literature.html   (975 words)

 Islamic History in Arabia and Middle East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This literature, at least in its inception, was created to serve the practical end of educating the growing class of government ministers in the Arabic language, manners and deportment, history, and statecraft.
The period between the fall of Baghdad to the Mongols in 1258 and the nineteenth century is generally held to be a period of literary as well as political decline for the Arabs.
A revival of Arabic literature began in the nineteenth century, and coincided with the first efforts of Arabic speaking nations to assert their independence of Ottoman rule.
www.islamicity.com /mosque/ihame/Ref5.htm   (2634 words)

Arabic is used as the principle language in most countries covered by the Encyclopaedia of the Orient: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel (as one of the official languages), Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Arabic also has a dimension of being a sacred language, as it is the only language from which the Koran is believed to be fully understood — all translations will reduce the quality of the revelations of God.
Arabic is based upon a very strict grammar, in which nearly all nouns and verbs are built from a stem of 3 consonants.
lexicorient.com /e.o/arabic.htm   (744 words)

Poet, critic, literary historian, anthologist, founder and director of East-West Nexus/PROTA, the Project for the dissemination of Arabic literature and Arab/Islamic culture and history; a major Palestinian and Arab literary and cultural figure: This space is dedicated to Salma Khadra Jayyusi.
She began her critical career writing in Arabic, then, when she came to London for her Ph.D. which she obtained in 1970 from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, specializing in Arabic literature, she began and has continued to write also in English.
She feels that a study of the roots of the large corpus of Arabic literature, one of the richest in the world, will lead not only to a greater understanding of Arabic culture on the whole, but also to a deeper understanding of how literature, both prose and poetry, develop as a universal creative activity.
www.sakakini.org /literature/literature.htm   (1360 words)

 Arabic literature
Arabic literature is literature written in Arabic, or by Arabs in other languages.
Naguib Mahfouz, (1911-) Nobel Prize for Literature (1988), famous for the Cairo Trilogy about life in the sprawling inner city.
Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Period (1983) ISBN 0521240158
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/a/ar/arabic_literature.html   (183 words)

 Arabic literature
The structure of the Arabic language is well-suited to harmonious word-patterns, with elaborate rhymes and rhythms.
Born in Basrah, he was noted for his wit and became one of Baghdad's leading intellectuals during the early Abbasid period.
PAPER was introduced to the Arab world long before it became available in Europe - and this partly accounts for the early development of Arabic literature.
www.al-bab.com /arab/literature/lit.htm   (668 words)

Naguib Mahfouz, 94, Nobel Laureate in Literature, Dies
Farewell to Munif A Patriarch of Arab Literature By TARIQ ALI (January 31 / February 1, 2004, CounterPunch)
Arabic Political Fiction in English Traslation: A Bibliography
www.library.cornell.edu /colldev/mideast/arablit.htm   (1041 words)

 Chess Guide > Arabic Literature
With the sole exception of two works in Middle Persian (the Karnamak and the Chatranj Namak) all of the early works (pre-1000 CE) on chess were written by Arabic authors.
During the golden age of Arabic, many works on chess were written, recording for the first time the analysis of opening games, chess problems, the knight's tour, and many more subjects common in modern chess books.
Many of these are missing; while we have firm evidence of their existence, no copies are known to have survived.
www.chess.freegames.eu.com /history/early_literature/arabic.html   (195 words)

 Arabic Dialects
The word "Arabic" also refers to the many national or regional dialects/languages derived from Classical Arabic, spoken daily across North Africa and the Middle East, which sometimes differ enough to be mutually incomprehensible.
"Colloquial Arabic" is a collective term for the spoken languages or dialects of people throughout the Arab world, which, as mentioned, differ radically from the literary language.
Speakers of some of these dialects are unable to converse with speakers of another dialect of Arabic; in particular, while Middle Easterners can generally understand one another, they often have trouble understanding Maghrebis (although the converse is not true, due to the popularity of Middle Eastern, especially Egyptian, films and other media).
www.arabic-language.org /arabic/dialects.asp   (277 words)

 Popular Arabic Literature of the Jews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
They usually wrote it in Hebrew characters, with diacritic marks to represent the Arabic sounds which are missing in the Hebrew alphabet.
The medieval works were written in Middle Arabic, which is quite close to standard Arabic, and has been well documented by the works of Joshua Blau of the Hebrew University.
It is mostly popular in nature and represents the welter of dialects which the Jews spoke.
www.uwm.edu /~corre/judeo-arabic.html   (301 words)

 Arabic translation - Arabic Translator - Immigration service
Each Arabic translator fluently speaks and writes in Arabic mother tongue language.
For your large translation projects, we can assign multiple Arabic translators to work as a team to complete your Arabic to English or English to Arabic translation project in a reasonably short period of time.
Our Arabic translation fee depends on several factors: source (from) and target (into) language (Arabic to English or English to Arabic), type of document (personal, legal, technical, etc), volume of text to be translated (number of words or pages), formatting (charts, tables, Excel, Power Point, etc.), urgency of translation among others.
www.online-languagetranslators.com /arabic.htm   (558 words)

 Journal of Arabic Literature (JournalSeek)
Since its inception in 1970 the Journal of Arabic Literature has provided an international scholarly forum for the discussion of Arabic literature and has secured its position at the forefront of critical and methodological debate.
Studies that seek to integrate Arabic literature into the broader discourses of the humanities and social sciences take their place alongside technical work of a more specialized nature.
The journal thus addresses itself to a readership in comparative literature and literary theory and method, in addition to specialists in Arabic and Middle Eastern literatures and Middle East studies generally.
www.journalseek.net /cgi-bin/journalseek/journalsearch.cgi?field=issn&query=0085-2376   (160 words)

 Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry Home Page الخدمة العربية للكرازة بالإنجيل
Thanks for all of those who sent us emails assuring their love and support for the Arabic speaking people in the USA and abroad.
May it be a wake-up call for the Western Christian Church to mobilize and reach out the Muslim and Arab World.
Many Arabic Churches are gearing up for their annual Bible Evangelistic conferences.
www.arabicbible.com   (435 words)

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On December 11, 2001, the American University in Cairo Press announced the establishment of the Naguib Mahfouz Fund, in support of its expanding publishing program of Arabic literature in translation.
Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, a long-time supporter of a special translation fund, said: “The establishment of such a fund by the AUC Press demonstrates the university’s dedication to enhancing Egypt’s educational and cultural diversity, and I hope that contemporary Arabic literature will gain much broader dissemination and recognition throughout the world.”
The goal for the endowment is to reach contributions totaling $1 million, and friends and supporters of Naguib Mahfouz and of the AUC Press are invited to contact the Director of the AUC Press or the AUC Development Office to become charter members of the new Naguib Mahfouz Fund for Translations of Arabic Literature.
www.aucpress.com /t-nmmwinners.aspx?template=template_naguibmahfouz   (222 words)

 Arabic Literature
Arabic Documentary Texts on Papyrus (Special Collections Library, Duke University)
Samples of Classical Arabic Poetry (Princeton Online Poetry Project)
Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies (University of Bergen, Norway)
www.columbia.edu /cu/lweb/indiv/mideast/cuvlm/arabic_lit.html   (64 words)

 The Arabic Literature Seminar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
"Voices from the Periphery: Arabic Literature between the Ages of Imperialism and Globalism"
The 2004 Arabic Literature Seminar will be held at the annual convention of the American Comparative Literature Association--Ann Arbor, Michigan 15-18 April 2004.
Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures
www.dartmouth.edu /~kadhim/als.html   (45 words)

 An Introduction to Arabic Literature - Cambridge University Press
Roger Allen provides a comprehensive introductory survey of literary texts in Arabic, from their unknown beginnings in the fifth century AD to the present.
The volume focuses on the major genres of Arabic literature, dealing with Islam’s sacred text, the Qur’an, and a wealth of poetry, narrative prose, drama and criticism.
Allen reveals the continuities that link the creative output of the present day to the illustrious literary heritage of the past and incorporates an enormously rich body of popular literature typified most famously by The Arabian Nights.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521772303   (317 words)

 Arabic Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
An international association of teachers and scholars of Arabic literature
This California based bookstore specializes in both classical and modern books in the Arabic language.
Articles, literature, poetry, discussions, writers' and publishers' resources.
www.arabinfoseek.com /arabic_literature.htm   (255 words)

 King Faisal Foundation - King Faisal International Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The prize for Arabic Literature (Early Arab Literary Critics) has been awarded jointly to Professor Abd Allah El Tayeb from Sudan and Professor Izz El Din Ismael Abd Al Ghani from Egypt.
Professor El Tayeb 's 5-volume book on the composition and appreciation of Arabic poetry is regarded as a classic both in its content and novel approach.
This masterly work not only reflects El Tayeb's encyclopedic knowledge of poetry and other Arabic arts, but also contributes significantly to the correction of several misconceptions regarding traditional Arabic literary criticism.
www.kff.com /english/kfip/2000/arabicliterature.html   (160 words)

 Arabic literature -- Translations into English (subject at ISBNdb.com)
Arabic literature -- Translations into English (subject at ISBNdb.com)
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 The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature - Cambridge University Press
The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature - Cambridge University Press
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 Literature Characters "A" - Term Papers, Essays, and Research Papers
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 Arab World Books Your Cultural club, Arabic Bookstore and Arab Authors' Home promoting cultural dialogue
Welcome to your Cultural club and Arabic Bookstore specialising in the Egypt, Arab and middle-east area promoting cultural dialogue and featuring articles, stories, literature, poetry, individual dossier for Arab writers, book discussion, creative writing workshop and readers club.
The Arabic Video Clip: What Is And What Can Be Mohamed Said Raihani
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www.arabworldbooks.com   (370 words)

 The 'Arabic' Section at the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement for the Propagation of Islam Website
The 'Arabic' Section at the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement for the Propagation of Islam Website
The Complete Arabic Text of the Holy Quran
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aaiil.org /arabic   (126 words)

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