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A reader of classical Arabic literature

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Date of creation
  • 1995   Gregorian
Preferred title

A reader of classical Arabic literature   English  

Work type Single work
Non-literary work Manual
Work manifested Monograph
Work genre Textual work

Adult, serious


A Reader of Classical Arabic Literature is one of a very small group of resources in English for the teaching of intermediate and advanced level classical Arabic. Based on his lecture notes, the late Seeger Bonebakker designed a superb teaching text, which he then asked his UCLA colleague, Michael Fishbein, to help him annotate and augment. The result is a truly valuable reader, one used widely in the United States and Europe, featuring judicious and instructive selections from such works as Ibn al-Qifti's Inbah al-ruwat, al-Tanukhi's al-Faraj ba'd al-shidda, and al-Dhahabi's Siyar a'lam al-nubala', among others.

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Created at 16-03-2018 by Dalal Adib (IDEO)

Updated at 25-09-2018 by Mohamed Malchouch (IDEO)