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Religion, Learning and Science in the 'Abbasid Period

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ISBN-10: 0521327636

ISBN-13: 9780521327633

Edition: 1990

Authors: M. J. L. Young, J. D. Latham, R. B. Serjeant

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The five centuries of the Abbasid period (eighth to thirteenth centuries AD) were the golden age of Arabic literature. They saw the appearance not only of poetry and belles-lettres (which are covered in a previous volume), but also of an extensive body of writings concerned with subjects ranging from theology and law to history and the natural sciences. This volume of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature surveys the most important of these writings, including the literature of Sunnism and Shi'ism, Arabic philosophy, Sufism, Islamic law, grammar, lexicography, administration, historiography, mathematics, astronomy, astrology, geography, alchemy and medicine. It contains separate…    
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List price: $254.99
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/16/1991
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 612
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

List of plates
Editorial preface
List of abbreviations
Sunni theology
Shi'i theological literature
Ibadi theological literature
Quranic exegesis
The prose literature of Sufism
Philosophical literature
Arabic lexicography
Arabic grammar
Islamic legal literature
Administrative literature
Arabic biographical writing
History and historians
Fatimid history and historians
Mathematics and applied science
Geographical and navigational literature
The literature of Arabic alchemy
Arabic medical literature
Al-Kindi Fritz
Ibn Sina Salvador G=mez Nogales
Al-Biruni and the sciences of his time
Al-Ghazali Adib
Christian Arabic literature in the 'Abbasid period
Judaeo-Arabic literature
The translation of Greek materials into Arabic
Didactic verse Safa' Khulusi