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

initially released in 1983, The Cambridge background of Arabic Literature used to be the 1st basic survey of the sphere to were released in English for over fifty years and the 1st tried in such aspect in a multi-volume shape. The volumes of the historical past offer a useful resource of reference and realizing of the highbrow, literary and non secular historical past of the Arabic-speaking and Islamic international. This quantity starts 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 outdoors the Arabian Peninsula, and their assembly, as overlords, with the Byzantine and Sasanian global. participants to this quantity talk about an array of subject matters together with the affects of Greeks, Persians and Syrians on early Arabic literature.

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