2. Syria
(1,388 words)

In volume 2 | book 3, The Decline of Islamic Literature | Section 3, From the Napoleonic Expedition to Egypt in 1798 until the Present Day

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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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Carl Brockelmann, “2. Syria”, 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_233020>
First published online: 2017

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