The Routledge Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature
Edited by Julie Scott Meisami, Paul Starkey
Routledge – 2010 – 862 pages
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature is an authoritative reference resource, bringing together entries on key authors, works, genres, terms, concepts and issues in Arabic literature.
Covering material from the classical period through the transitional to the modern, this new paperback edition is now available for the first time in one volume.
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature contains over 1300 entries by world-renowned experts that combine current research with historical survey. Alphabetically organised and fully indexed, this volume offers useful suggestions for further reading after each entry and a glossary of key terms.
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List of Contributors Introduction List of Abbreviations English Transliteration System Entries A-Z Glossary Chronological Tables Index
Julie Scott Meisami was Lecturer in Persian at the University of Oxford, UK, from 1985 until her retirement in 2002. In 2002-2003 she held an Aga Khan fellowship in Islamic Art at Harvard University. She has served as Islamic/Near East editor for the Journal of the American Oriental Society.
Paul Starkey is Lecturer in Arabic at the University of Durham. He is author of Modern Arabic Literature and a former editor of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.