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Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Pierre Cachia


The character and range of Arab folk literature are investigated in this collection. Arranged into three sections, the book looks first at historical developments in the relationship between Arab folk literature and that of the elite, the gradual elaboration of certain genres, and the producers of folk literature. It then devotes a substantial section to the consideration of single or related texts. Finally, the book searches for evidence of social and cultural implications and for differences of attitudes of folk and elite towards sensitive issues. The book features a standardised transcripti ... More

Keywords: Arab folk literature, sensitive issues, standardised transcription system, pronunciation, character, range, historical developments, elite Arab literature, genres, folk literature

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748640867
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.001.0001


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Pierre Cachia, author

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