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An Introduction to Arabic Literature

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Literature: History & Criticism,
  • Middle Eastern,
  • Language,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Arabic,
  • Arabian peninsula,
  • Saudi Arabia,
  • General,
  • Arabic literature--History and criticism,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / European,
  • History and criticism,
  • Arabic literature

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7752960M
ISBN 100521772303
ISBN 109780521772303

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