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By Clement Huart

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ISBN-13: 9781298611703

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EDITORIAL PREFACE

This quantity has been written at my invitation for this sequence of brief Histories of the Literatures of the area, and has been translated from the author's manuscript by means of girl Mary Loyd.

Professor Clement Huart, who's probably the most unusual and most generally finished -of dwelling Orientalists, used to be born in 1854. he's one of several eminent japanese students who've proceeded from the Ecole des Langues Orientales Vivantes, and it really is his infrequent contrast to have proceeded, from the 1st, at equivalent steps alongside the research of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Romaic literatures. He used to be early connected to the provider of the French international place of work, and exercised for a number of years the features of chancellor on the French Consulate at Damascus. He was once finally referred to as to Constantinople, initially as dragoman to the French Embassy, then as Consul. In 1890 he was once despatched to Asia Minor to make a record at the Arabic epigraphy of that province, and he has made comparable investigations in Syria. He was once recalled to Paris to fill the liable workplace of secretary-interpreter for Oriental languages to the French executive. The guides of Professor Huart are a variety of, and are recognized to all jap scholars.

I need to thank Professor Huart for the kindness with which he has tailored his impressive shops of knowledge to the scope of the volumes of the current sequence. because the process of literation used for the Arabic language in France is kind of diversified from that hired by means of English students, it was once essential to transpose Professor Huart's spelling of right names, and this activity has been played for me by way of Mr. Reynold A. Nicholson, overdue Fellow of Trinity university, Cambridge, and now Lecturer in Persian to that University.

EDMUND GOSSE.

January 1903.

A historical past OF

ARABIC LITERATURE

CHAPTER I

THE weather AND THE RACE—ORIGINS OF ARABIC POETRY—ITS PRIMITIVE FORMS

Range after diversity of gray serrated mountain peaks; southward, back, large plains, stretching to never-ending horizons, and strewn with blackish pebbles ; and, final of all, the sandy barren region, tinged with pink, its rolling drifts blown hither and thither by way of the winds, to the unceasing terror of the visitor: such are the areas which half Arabia from the remainder of the earth, and which made it for thus lengthy a time a land of poser. On another part, the ocean. The crimson Sea, with its depths peopled with myriad madrepores, its risky reefs simply hidden underneath the skin of the waters. The Indian Ocean, with its periodical monsoons, and its wild hurricanes raging over the open. The Persian Gulf, whose wavelets die at the alluvia of 2 nice ancient rivers—Euphrates and Tigris. within the centre of the Peninsula, tall, naked mountains upward thrust once again. approximately their toes, the place water springs are came across, stand cities, with palm groves clus-

tering around them. at the coastline are many ports, the place ships embark the produce of the country—dates, espresso, gums, and balsams, whereas a few small amounts of ecu exports are landed in exchange.

From time immemorial, the nomad Arabs, vendors of significant flocks and herds, have wandered from side to side upon this territory, relocating their camps of black camel's haircloth tents whithersoever the grass grows or a tiny rill of water tinkles; touring from one element to a different on single-humped camels—the in simple terms steed the character of the rustic will permit—in unending caravans, which occasionally turn into warlike expeditions.

What is that this state, which at one second of its historical past leapt up ahead of the realm in surprising and notable fortune, overthrowing the nice Persian Empire of the Sasanians, and defeating the Roman Legions of the reduce Empire? One burst of enthusiasm—it was once yet a flash—sent forth those males (who had performed naught, hitherto, yet quarrel over a superb camping-ground, or struggle to avenge a few improper) to beat the total global. however the Bedouin fell again ere lengthy into his primitive lifestyle. Lovingly has he clung to...

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