Arabic Literature of Africa The Writings of the Muslim Peoples of Northeastern Africa (Handbook of Oriental Studies/Handbuch Der Orientalistik)

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Subjects:

  • Islamic Studies,
  • Literary studies: from c 1900 -,
  • Reference,
  • Interior Design - General,
  • Bibliographies & Indexes,
  • Arabic Language,
  • Bibliographies (Multi-Subject),
  • Literature: Classics,
  • Architecture,
  • Arabic,
  • East Africa,
  • Manuscripts,
  • African,
  • Manuscripts, Arabic,
  • Africa,
  • Arabic literature,
  • Bio-bibliography,
  • Catalogs,
  • Civilization

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Book details

ContributionsJohn O. Hunwick (Editor), R. S. O"Fahey (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages174
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9083849M
ISBN 109004109382
ISBN 109789004109384

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Catalogue Published in MarchIranica 2, Iranian Texts & authors, Iranian Languages, Iranian History and Literature, the Arab Middle East & North Africa, Arabic Texts & Authors, Turkey, Addendum by BRILL, E.J.

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