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    DescriptionThe Arabic alphabet has a fascinating history, one that is entwined with the development of culture and society in the Middle East. The authors trace the origins of the Arabic alphabet back to Aramaic, a descendant of Phoenecian, which itself gave rise to the Hebrew and Greek alphabets. The third title in the series that offers a primer for both general readers and students alike, "A Brief Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet" is illustrated and contains glossaries, indices, and suggestions for further reading.

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    A Brief Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Healey, By (author) Rex Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 145 g
    ISBN 13: 9780863564314
    ISBN 10: 0863564313

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    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Abridged Dewey: 428
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    LC classification: P
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    B&T Approval Code: A20403000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
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    BISAC V2.8: FOR002000
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    01 April 2009
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    Author Information
    John Healey is a professor of Semitic studies at the University of Manchester. Rex Smith is an Arabist, historian, and scholar of the medieval history of Yemen.
    Table of contents
    Introduction I The Alphabet before Islam II The Origin of the Arabic AlphabetIII The Earliest Arabic Scripts -- Pre- and Early Islamic Inscriptions IV The Arabic PapyriV The Classical Arabic Scripts -- Kufic and naskh*VI The Arabic Scripts beyond the Arabic Heartlands -- North Africa, Iran and Turkey VII Arabic Writing Today AcknowledgementsList of IllustrationsBibliographyFurther Reading