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Author Gu, Sharron.
Title A cultural history of the Arabic language / Sharron Gu.
Published Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
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 Floor4  PJ6075 .G8 2014    IN LIBRARY
Description vi, 279 pages ; 23 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The sound and rhythm of poetry -- Music and poetry before Arabic -- recording the sound of poetry -- Rhythm from poetry, to prose, to speech -- Part two: The formation of Arabic imagery -- Imagery of the world: poetry and prose -- Imagery of the universe: arts and literature -- Imagery of man and his feelings -- The world in Arabic fiction.
Summary "This is a multimedia history of literary Arabic that describes the evolution of Arabic poetry and prose in the context of music, ritual performance, the arts, and architecture. This work focuses on what is unique about Arabic compared to other languages and how the distinct characteristics of Arabic took shape at various points of its history"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Arabic language -- History.
Arabic language -- Poetry.
Arabic language -- Social aspects.
Language and culture -- Arab countries.
ISBN 9780786470594 softcover alkaline paper
0786470593 softcover alkaline paper
Standard # 40022875739
OCLC number 820531137