Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online

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5. The Transmission of Arabic Poetry
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1 In volume S1 | book 1, The National Literature of the Arabs | Section 1, From the Beginnings until the Appearance of Muḥammad

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From at least a thousand years before Christ, inscriptions on stone memorials were used in matters of law and religion in southern Arabia. We do not know if people used scripture or poetry on perishable material in their everyday lives. Northern Arabia is not rich in inscriptions, but graffiti in an alphabet resembling south Arabian, and which have been wrongly ref…

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Carl Brockelmann, “5. The Transmission of Arabic Poetry”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_S111050>
First published online: 2018



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