American Univesity of Beirut

Poetry and History: The Value of Poetry in Reconstructing Arab History

Editors: Ramzi Baalbaki, Saleh Said Agha​, and Tarif Khalidi​

 Language: English with some Arabic
 Subject: History
 Publication Date: 2011
 Number of Pages: 459
 Book Dimensions: 17.3 x 24.7 cm
 Cover Type: Hard Cover
 Shipping Weight: 1.064 kg 

 ISBN: 9789953902517
 Price: $30

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This is a collection of papers presented at a 2008 conference sponsored by the American University of Beirut's Sheikh Zayid bin Sultan Chair of Islamic Studies of the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies and the Margaret Weyerhaeuser Jewett Chair of Arabic of the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages. The volume includes sixteen articles by scholars from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Lebanon, and is divided into two parts: the first dealing with classical and premodern poetry, and the second with modern and contemporary poetry, with three articles focusing on the work of the poet Mahmoud Darwish. It serves to better illuminate some aspects of the relationship between the fields of poetry and history, and represents a significant contribution to the field of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies.


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