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  • Mar 24, 2012
  • 01:41 AM

Diplomat lauds history of Arabic language, literature

Maggie Spini / The Chronicle
The background of Arabic language and literature, such as pre-Islamic poetry and the Quran, provides historical context to contemporary Middle Eastern issues. Ernst noted that by the 10th century, Arabic writers covered a wide range of subjects, including religion, grammar and philology. He added that many non-Muslim groups, including Arabic-speaking Jews, contributed extensively to Arabic literature through their own writing.

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