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Literary Criticism in Medieval Arabic Islamic Culture: The Making of a Tradition

Literary Criticism in Medieval Arabic Islamic Culture: The Making of a Tradition (Hardback)

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For the first time this book provides an examination of the impulses that went into the making of literary criticism in medieval Arab-Islamic culture. It traces the resulting characteristics of this area of intellectual enquiry and grounds the field of Arabic literary criticism in its social, intellectual and cultural context (3rd/9th century to the 5th/11th century).

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: classical, early & medievalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsReligious groups: social & cultural aspectsIslamic studies Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Publication Date: 30/09/1997 ISBN-13: 9780748608973  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Wen-chin Ouyang is Reader in Arabic Literature at SOAS. She is author of Literary Criticism in Medieval Arabic Islamic Culture: The Making of a Tradition (Edinburgh University Press, 1997), editor of New Perspectives on the Arabian Nights (Routledge, 2005) and co-editor (with Stephen Hart) of Companion to Magical Realism (Tamesis, 2005).

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