This quantity contains components: a basic examine rethinking where of autobiography within the Arabic culture, and the translated texts. half one demonstrates that there are way more Arabic autobiographical texts than formerly well-known by way of smooth students and exhibits that those texts signify a longtime and—especially within the center Ages—well-known type of literary creation. The 13 translated texts partially are drawn from the complete one-thousand-year interval lined via this survey and symbolize quite a few types. every one textual content is preceded via a quick creation guiding the reader to precise positive aspects within the textual content and supplying basic history information regarding the writer. the quantity additionally includes an annotated bibliography of one hundred thirty premodern Arabic autobiographical texts.
In addition to offering a lot little-known fabric, this quantity revisits present understandings of autobiographical writing and is helping create an incredible cross-cultural comparative framework for learning the genre.
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