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Arab Culture in Other Languages 2019

Prof. Philip Kennedy

United Kingdom

Prof. Kennedy is a British academic and researcher specialising in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies. He holds a PhD in Classic Arabic Poetry and a Masters in Middle East Studies. He is currently working on a book called Islamic Projections, a study of narrative knowledge focusing on the Medieval Period


About The Book

In his book Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition published by Edinburgh University Press, Prof. Kennedy studies the moment of revelation and its impact on Arabic narrative texts. In this book, Kennedy discusses a Quran verse and Prophet Mohammad’s stories. It also discusses Al Tanoukhi’s “Al Faraj baad Al Shiddah” stories and Maqamat Al Hariri, and traces the concept of revelation in various texts in a clear and vibrant comparative study.

Published: 2016

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