The Global Significance of Arabic Language and Literature

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Correspondence address: Carl W. Ernst, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. E-mail: cernst@email.unc.edu

Abstract

Though often identified with the Arabs and the Islamic religious tradition, Arabic language and literature has enjoyed widespread popularity for over a millennium among numerous different peoples, including not only Muslims but also Christians and Jews. This article explores a number of key examples that demonstrate the global impact of Arabic language and literature. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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