Knowledge and cultural dialects-- function of poetry in medieval Arab-Islamic society-- beginnings-- fanfare of controversy-- against all odds - the making of a tradition.
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For the first time this book provides an examination of the impulses that went into the making of literary criticism in medieval Arab-Islamic culture. It traces the resulting characteristics of this area of intellectual enquiry and grounds the field of Arabic literary criticism in its social, intellectual and cultural context (3rd/9th century to the 5th/11th century). (source: Nielsen Book Data)