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Dictionary of Arabic and Islamic Proverbs (Hardcover) (Paul Lunde)

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One of the quickest ways to understand a people or a culture is to learn their proverbs. This anthology, first published in 1984, compiles in dictionary form proverbs from the Islamic world, particularly the Middle East and North Africa. The Arabs were the first to gather and annotate their own proverbs – the earliest collections date from the ninth century AD. These proverbs – earthy, witty and wise – present a vivid portrait of the Islamic world, and provide a guide to the folk-wisdom of the Arabic-speaking and Islamic peoples.

Number of Pages: 510
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Routledge Library Editions: Language & Literature of the Middle East
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Paul Lunde
Language: English
Street Date: September 16, 2016
TCIN: 51638228
UPC: 9781138699014
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-2032
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