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The Genesis of Literature in Islam

From the Aural to the Read

translated by Shawkat Toorawa and Gregor Schoeler

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Consders the development of the Qur'an as it became an official written document
  • Explores the role of the court in the development and transmission of Arabic literature
  • Looks at the influences on the transmission of knowledge from Arabic, Jewish and Hellenic-Christian culture
  • Situates Arabic and Islam in the history of books
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