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Zeit und Gott: Hellenistische Zeitvorstellungen in der altarabischen Dichtung und im Koran
     

Zeit und Gott: Hellenistische Zeitvorstellungen in der altarabischen Dichtung und im Koran

by Georges Tamer
 

This work deals with concepts of time in pre-Islamic Arabic poetry and in the Koran, placing them in relation to Hellenistic conceptions of time in Late Antique poetry. The analysis shows that just as in the much earlier field of Greek poetry, so too in Old Arabic verse time is seen as an inescapable power. The Arabic concept for endless time, dahr, is revealed to

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This work deals with concepts of time in pre-Islamic Arabic poetry and in the Koran, placing them in relation to Hellenistic conceptions of time in Late Antique poetry. The analysis shows that just as in the much earlier field of Greek poetry, so too in Old Arabic verse time is seen as an inescapable power. The Arabic concept for endless time, dahr, is revealed to be the Arabic equivalent of the Greek concept aión. Inthe Koran the power of time is denied completely and replaced by the absolute power of God, which is described with the help of Hellenisticconceptions of time. The research suggests the existence of an Arabic Hellenism, in the context of which Islam came into being.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110210668
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
12/10/2008
Series:
Studien zur Geschichte und Kultur des islamischen Orients. Neue Folge Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
253
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Georges Tamer,The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.

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