1. Introduction
(411 words)

In volume 1 | book 2, Islamic Literature in the Arabic Language | Section 1, The Classical Period from ca. 750 until ca. 1000

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The thoroughly Arab and, to a certain degree, traditional rule of the Umayyads had already long been weakened by discord amongst the various tribes before it collapsed completely following the influx of the Persians, who, oppressed until then, had been shaken into renewed self-awareness by the successive upheavals of the ʿAlids and ʿAbbāsids. At the court of Baghdad,…

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Carl Brockelmann, “1. Introduction”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_121010>
First published online: 2017

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