While, in Egypt, Arabic literature has continued uninterruptedly until the present day, in Syria it was almost extinct at the beginning of the nineteenth century. It was only in Damascus that the learned tradition succeeded in hanging on to a miserable existence. Around the m…
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Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online.
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