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Contents Notes on contributors 10 List of abbreviations 17 Chapter 00. The Post-Classical Period: Parameters and Preliminaries ROGER ALLEN 19 Part I. Elite Poetry 69 Chapter 1. Arabic Poetry in the Post-Classical Age SALMA KHADRA JAYYUSI 70 Chapter 2. Poetic Creativity in the Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries MUHAMMAD LUTFI AL-YOUSFI 150 Chapter 3. Arabic Religious Poetry, 1200--1800 TH. EMIL HOMERIN 182 Chapter 4. The Role of the Pre-Modern: the generic characteristics of the band 'ABDALLAH IBRAHIM 213 Part II. Elite Prose 241 Chapter 5. Pre-modern Belletrist Prose MUHSIN AL-MUSAWI 242 Chapter 6. The Essay and debate (al-risala, al-munaz.ara) JAAKKO HAMEEN-ANTTILLA 327 Chapter 7. The Maqama DEVIN STEWART 355 Chapter 8. Mamluk History and Historians ROBERT IRWIN 396 Chapter 9. Historiography in Arabic during the Ottoman period MICHAEL WINTER 426 Part III. Popular Poetry 475 Chapter 10. Popular Poetry in the Post-Classical Period, 1150--1850 A.D. MARGARET LARKIN 476 Part IV. Popular Prose 599 Chapter 11. Popular Prose in the Post-Classical Period DWIGHT REYNOLDS 600 Chapter 12. A Thousand and One Nights: A History of the Text and its reception DWIGHT REYNOLDS 660 Chapter 13. Sýrat 'Antar ibn Shaddad REMKE KRUK 710 Chapter 14. Sýrat Baný Hilal DWIGHT REYNOLDS 746 Chapter 15. Other Sýras and Popular Narratives PETER HEATH 773 Chapter 16. Popular Religious Narratives KAMAL ABDEL-MALEK 798 Part V. Drama 835 Chapter 17. Drama in the Post-Classical Period: a survey ROSELLA DORIGO CECCATO 836 Chapter 18. Pre-Modern Drama PHILIP SADGROVE 896 Part VI. Criticism 933 Chapter 19. Criticism in the Post-Classical Period: a survey WILLIAM SMYTH 934
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Arabic literature -- 1258-1800 -- History and criticism.