Hispano-Arabic Literature and the Early Provencal Lyrics

Hispano-Arabic Literature and the Early Provencal Lyrics

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As the distinctive contribution of Islamic Spain to Arabic literature, the strophic muwashshahand zajal are still viewed by some as a development from putative Romance prototypes. No less than seven theories of origin of the Provencal lyrics have been proffered, foremost among them being the Arabic origins theory. This book lets the strophic muwashshah tell its own tale of a natural development in the context of classical Arabic literature.show more

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  • Paperback | 277 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 14.73mm | 508g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138976016
  • 9781138976016

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'A valuable work for both Romanists and Arabists' - Bibliotheca Orientalisshow more