4. Mecca (North Arabia)
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|⁴⁹⁸In 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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Up to the present day, the Holy City of Islam has remained completely free of the European influence that is felt everywhere else. As such, even in the nineteenth century Islamic literature in its purest form was still flourishing there. As a place of education, the Ḥaram attracted numerous foreigners, especially Malays, |⁴⁹⁹ meaning Mecca offered ample opportunities to energetic teachers. As before, th…

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Carl Brockelmann, “4. Mecca (North Arabia)”, 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_233040>
First published online: 2017

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