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Recent Publications

The Genesis-of-Literature in Islam

The Genesis of Literature in Islam: From the Aural to the Read
Shawkat M. Toorawa

In this work, Schoeler and Toorawa explain how the change from predominantly oral/aural to increasingly written came about in the transmission of learning and of knowledge in Arabic in the early Islamic period (7th-9th c.).