Why Arabic? - Hoezo Arabisch?

Why Arabic? - Hoezo Arabisch?

eBook - 2012
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The sheer quantity of baggage that Arabic has acquired on its travels through the Western consciousness is unique. That the West's complex and intricate relationship with the language is now characterised above all by fear is a special tragedy, argues papyrologist Petra Sijpesteijn in Why Arabic?In this vigorous defence of Arabic and the long tradition of Arabic studies, Sijpesteijn shows what can be gained by engaging with this extraordinarily fertile language and culture, and how insight and understanding can be found in the most unexpected places. Arabic's endless riches continue to surpris.
Publisher: Amsterdam : Leiden University Press, 2012
ISBN: 9789087280956
9087280955
9789400600072
9400600070
9781283698511
128369851X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (58 pages)

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