Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Period

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Contributors to this volume, which ranges from the sixth century A.D. to the fall of the Umayyad dynasty two centuries later, discuss the nature of the Arabic language and the Arabic book; pre-Islamic literature; the Qur'an itself; the body of Hadith literature that records the traditions of the Prophet.
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Editorial introduction; Maps; 1. Background topics A. F. L. Beeston; 2. Pre-Islamic poetry Abdulla el Tayib; 3. Early Arabic prose R. B. Serjeant; 4. The beginnings of Arabic prose literature: the epistolary genre J. D. Latham; 5. The role of parallelism in Arabic prose A. F. L. Beeston; 6. The Qur'an - I R. Paret; 7. The Qur'an - II A. Jones; 8. Qisas elements in the Qur'an H. T. Norris; 9. Aspects of the Qur'an today Jacques Jomier; 10. Hadith literature - I: the development of the science of Hadith Muhammad Abdul Rauf; 11. Hadith literature - II: collection and transmission of Hadith Nabia Abbott; 12. Shi'i Hadith E. Kohlberg; 13. Narrative elements in the Hadith literature Sahair el Calamawy; 14. European criticism of Hadith literature N. J. Coulson; 15. The impact of the Qur'an and Hadith on medieval Arabic literature A. M. Zubaidi; 16. The Maghazi literature J. M. B. Jones; 17. The Sirah literature M. J. Kister; 18. The poetry of the Sirah literature James T. Monroe; 19. Fables and legends in pre-Islamic and early Islamic times H. T. Norris; 20. Umayyad poetry Salma K. Jayyusi; 21. Music and verse O. Wright; 22. The Greek impact on Arabic literature L. E. Goodman; 23. The Persian impact on Arabic literature C. E. Bosworth; 24. The Syrian impact on Arabic literature R. Y. Ebied; Appendix J. D. Pearson; Glossary; List of sources; Index.
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