“A Human Chain that Stretches Back into History”: A Lecture By LAL Editorial Board Member Julia Bray
Is the study of Arabic literature in the western academy going round in circles or moving forward? What has been the most important recent development in the field? In this reading of her inaugural lecture as Laudian Professor of Arabic and Fellow at St. John’s College, LAL Editorial Board member Julia Bray … ContinuedRead MorePosted on August 28, 2014
Sean W. Anthony, assistant professor of history at the University of Oregon, brings a historian’s eye to his work editing and translating Maʿmar ibn Rāshid’s Maghāzī, or The Expeditions: An Early Biography of Muḥammad. The text explores the early life of the prophet and his community and, as Anthony says, … ContinuedRead MorePosted on July 2, 2014
With the last two volumes barely published as of this month, Leg Over Leg has received yet another stellar review—this time in the literary magazine Music & Literature, which has high praise for both al-Shidyaq’s original text and Davies’ masterful translation. Check out the full review here, and enjoy a … ContinuedRead MorePosted on June 17, 2014
The Library of Arabic Literature is at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which runs from April 30 to May 5 this year at the Abu Dhabi National Exposition Center. We’re at booth # 11D44, so if you are in Abu Dhabi, come drop by! On Saturday, May 3, there … ContinuedRead MorePosted on April 30, 2014
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