«A Literary History of the Arabs» prepared especially for students of Arabic, occupies an eminent place in the literary field. The author strictly revised and presented it without alteration. In this book the chief aim of the author is to sketch in broad outlines what the Arabs thought, and to indicate as far as possible the influence which molded their thought. As the work is especially devoted to literature, poetic conditions relating to pre-Islamic time and post-Islamic time is explained in detail. An effort has been made to make it more comprehensive in the method of transliteration in Arabic terms. This work will be useful for students and teachers. First published in 1907, by the eminent Islamic, Arabic, and Persian literature scholar Reynold Alleyne Nicholson (1868-1945).
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Nicholson, Reynold A. (1868-1945)
Kitab Bhavan, New Delhi, repr 2013, c.1907
14.5 x 22 cm / 5.75 x 8.75 in
Arabic Literature - History and Criticism
Reynold Alleyne Nicholson, FBA (18 August 1868 – 27 August 1945), or R. A. Nicholson, was an eminent English orientalist, scholar of both Islamic literature and Islamic mysticism and widely regarded as one of the greatest Rumi (Mevlana or Mawlana) scholars and translators in the English language.
He is considered a leading scholar in Islamic literature and Islamic mysticism who exercised a lasting influence on Islamic studies. He was able to study and translate major Sufi texts in Arabic, Persian, Punjabi and Ottoman Turkish to English. Nicholson wrote two very influential books: Literary History of The Arabs (1907) and The Mystics of Islam (1914). [Wiki]