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al-Jinān
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Al-Jinān (“The gardens”) was an influential Arabic journal (majalla) of the late nineteenth century, the formative period of the private Arabic press. It was founded by the prominent Lebanese scholar Buṭrus al-Bustānī (1819–83) and edited mainly by his son Salīm (1848–84). Appearing fortnightly in Ottoman Beirut from 1870 to 1886, finally edited by Najīb (1862–1919), al-Jinān both mirrored and fostered the Arab cultural and literary awakening (al-nahḍa) of that time. It came to be the prototype of modern secular Arabic magazines such as Yaʿqūb Ṣarrūf’s al-Muqtaṭaf (1876–1952) an…

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Glaß, Dagmar, “al-Jinān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_32831>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4



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