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Western Arabia in the Leiden collections : traces of a colourful past /

: "This book is published in association with Leiden University Libraries and Museum Volkenkunde (Museum of Ethnology)k Leiden, and is made possible through a grant from Aramco, Dhahran, Saudia Arabia"--Colophon. : 192 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 30 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-189) and index. : 7989087282592

Published 2013
Arabic studies in the Netherlands : a short history in portraits, 1580-1950 /

: Arabic is the only living language to have been taught in Dutch higher education for more than four centuries. Practical usefulness, however, has been a prerequisite from the start. Knowledge of Arabic was to promote Dutch interests in the Muslim world, or to help refute Islam. As a cognate of Classical Hebrew, the study of Arabic served as an ancillary science to Biblical studies. Nevertheless, many Arabists such as Thomas Erpenius and Jacobus Golius rose to international distinction. With more than 110 colour illustrations from the Leiden Oriental collections, Arabic Studies in the Netherlands. A Short History in Portraits, 1580-1950 by Arnoud Vrolijk and Richard van Leeuwen will help the reader to gain insight into a fascinating aspect of Dutch intellectual history.
: 1 online resource. : 9789004266339

Published 2007
O ye gentlemen : Arabic studies on science and literary culture in honour of Remke Kruk /

: O ye Gentlemen explores two vital strands in Arabic culture: the Greek tradition in science and philosophy and the literary tradition. They are permanent and, though drawing on Islam as a dominant religion, they are by no means dependent on it. That the strands freely interweave within the broader scope of Schrifttum is shown by more than thirty essays on subjects as varied as the social organisation of bees, spontaneous generation in the Shiʿite tradition, astronomy in the Arabian nights, the benefits of sex, precious stones in a literary text, the virtue of women in Judaeo-Arabic stories, animals in Middle Eastern music and the transmission of Arabic science and philosophy to the medieval West.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789047422051 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.