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By A. F. L. Beeston,T. M. Johnstone,R. B. Serjeant,G. R. Smith

initially released in 1983, The Cambridge historical past of Arabic Literature used to be the 1st common survey of the sector to were released in English for over fifty years and the 1st tried in such element in a multi-volume shape. The volumes of the background supply a useful resource of reference and knowing of the highbrow, literary and spiritual historical past of the Arabic-speaking and Islamic global. This quantity starts off its insurance with the oral verse of the 6th century advert, and ends with the autumn of the Umayyad dynasty centuries later. inside this era fall significant occasions: the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad, the founding of the Islamic faith, the nice Arab Islamic conquests of territories outdoor the Arabian Peninsula, and their assembly, as overlords, with the Byzantine and Sasanian global. individuals to this quantity talk about an array of themes together with the affects of Greeks, Persians and Syrians on early Arabic literature.

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