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The present English translation reproduces the original German of Carl Brockelmann’s Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur (GAL) as accurately as possible. In the interest of user-friendliness the following emendations have been made in the translation: Personal names are written out in full, except b. for ibn; Brockelmann’s transliteration of Arabic has been adapted to comply with modern standards for English-language publications; modern English equivalents are given for place names, e.g. Damascus, Cairo, Jerusalem, etc.; several erroneous dates have been corrected, and the page references to the two German editions have been retained in the margin, except in the Supplement volumes, where new references to the first two English volumes have been inserted.
The present English translation reproduces the original German of Carl Brockelmann’s Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur (GAL) as accurately as possible. In the interest of user-friendliness the following emendations have been made in the translation: Personal names are written out in full, except b. for ibn; Brockelmann’s transliteration of Arabic has been adapted to comply with modern standards for English-language publications; modern English equivalents are given for place names, e.g. Damascus, Cairo, Jerusalem, etc.; several erroneous dates have been corrected, and the page references to the two German editions have been retained in the margin, except in the Supplement volumes, where new references to the first two English volumes have been inserted.
Author: Ulrich Marzolph

outdated due to recent editions of relevant manuscripts, such as the voluminous Nath al-durr by al-Abi, which con- tains a large chapter on Juha (book 5, chapter 17). The neighbouring sphere of cultural influence in the case of Juha comprises East Africa (Swahili area), North Africa (including Berber

In: Journal of Arabic Literature
Author: Jacob M. Landau

large centres, while in the Far East, Africa, the Americas and Australia, as distances were far greater, his itinerary followed more closely that of the ordinary tourist, set on a "Grand Tour." As a result, he may have little new to tell those who had already been to those places; but there still

In: Journal of Arabic Literature
Author: Shamil Jeppie

Shakespeare into his native Tswana language. 3 Plaatje has been extensively studied but he is just one of a generation of black African men of letters. Anglophone West and East Africa—just to stick to the Anglo sphere of colonial rule and education—also have its mission-school educated elites whose work is

In: Philological Encounters
Author: M.V.M. Mcdonald

Arabien nicht vorkomme... "10 This is indeed a serious objection to the identification. As Beeston, quoting A. Jonas, points out," the African hunting dog is a native of the grassy steppe-lands of East Africa, and it does not seem possible in the historic past that Arabia could have supported the

In: Journal of Arabic Literature

®lib (d. 49/669) who is held to have gone into complete seclusion in 526/1132. 3 It is a fundamental article of faith among the the Tayyib¬ Ism®Æ¬l¬s, the majority of whom are now found in India, Pakistan and east Africa and most of whom follow the sub-sect known as the Daw‚d¬ Boharas (or Bohras from a

In: Journal of Arabic Literature

Islamic Civilization: the East African Experience” in Islamic Civiliza- tion in Eastern Africa . Ed. A.B Kasozi (Istanbul: IRCICA 2006), p. 8. 11 For details on al-Faytūrī’s life and works see: M. al-Faytūrī, Aghānī, ʿ Āshiqun min, Udhkurīnī, yā Ifrīqīya (Bayrūt: 1967). 12 R. U. Khālid, al-A ʿ māl al

In: Journal of Arabic Literature

is a natural step to other peripheral areas of the Islamic world–Central Asia and the Caucasus, again through the intermedi- ary of Persia, North and East Africa, where the jokes acquire a Berber or Swahili guise, and the Balkans. These last present a particularly complicated case, since the survival

In: Journal of Arabic Literature