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History of Arabic Literature in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

La Litterature Arabe au XIXe Siècle


In this edition of Cheikho’s literary survey of Arabic literature of the nineteenth century, the reader will find the Arabic original of Cheikho’s fine text. Difficult to locate outside the Middle East, Gorgias Press is now bringing this uncommon find to Arabists in the western world.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-59333-539-7
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Sep 18,2008
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 554
Language: Arabic
ISBN: 978-1-59333-539-7
$219.00

A rare volume by the Jesuit priest Louis Cheikho, this study evolved from a survey covering the period 1800-1925 to a revised edition covering 1800-1900. With his characteristic sharp eye for Arabic literature, Cheikho presents here an overview of a century of literary achievement. Presented in its original Arabic, this volume preserves insights based on collections from Middle Eastern and European libraries, bringing together fragments of otherwise scattered material. A resident of Beirut, Cheikho intimately knew the literature of his culture and sought to bring it to the wider world. In Arabic.

Louis Cheikho (1859-1927) was a Jesuit priest in Lebanon and was one-time director of the Bibliothèque Oriental in Beirut. Fr. Cheikho collected poetry during the course of his travels to acquire manuscripts throughout Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Turkey.

A rare volume by the Jesuit priest Louis Cheikho, this study evolved from a survey covering the period 1800-1925 to a revised edition covering 1800-1900. With his characteristic sharp eye for Arabic literature, Cheikho presents here an overview of a century of literary achievement. Presented in its original Arabic, this volume preserves insights based on collections from Middle Eastern and European libraries, bringing together fragments of otherwise scattered material. A resident of Beirut, Cheikho intimately knew the literature of his culture and sought to bring it to the wider world. In Arabic.

Louis Cheikho (1859-1927) was a Jesuit priest in Lebanon and was one-time director of the Bibliothèque Oriental in Beirut. Fr. Cheikho collected poetry during the course of his travels to acquire manuscripts throughout Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Turkey.

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