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Author Key, Alexander (Alexander Matthew), author.

Title Language between God and the poets : ma'ná in the eleventh century / Alexander Key.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]


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Description 1 online resource.
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Series Berkeley series in postclassical islamic scholarship ; 2
Berkeley series in postclassical Islamic scholarship ; 2.
Contents Note on translation practice, transliterations, and footnotes -- Contexts -- Precedents -- Translation -- The lexicon -- Theology -- Logic -- Poetics -- Conclusion.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In the Arabic eleventh century, scholars were intensely preoccupied with the way that language generated truth and beauty. Their work in poetics, logic, theology, and lexicography defined the intellectual space between God and the poets. In Language Between God and the Poets, Alexander Key argues that ar-Raghib al-Isfahani, Ibn Furak, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), and Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani shared a conceptual vocabulary based around the words ma'na and haqiqah. They used this vocabulary to build theories of language, mind, and reality that answered perennial questions: how to structure language and reference, how to describe God, how to construct logical arguments, and how to explain poetic affect."--Provided by publisher.
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Language English.
Subject Islamic philosophy -- 11th century.
Islamic poetry -- 11th century.
Arabic language -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Philosophie islamique -- 11e siècle.
Poésie islamique -- 11e siècle.
Literary studies: classical, early & medieval.
Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500.
HISTORY / Middle East / Arabian Peninsula
Arabic language -- Religious aspects -- Islam. (OCoLC)fst00812414
Islamic philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01730358
Islamic poetry. (OCoLC)fst00979997
Chronological Term 1000-1099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
In: OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) OAPEN
Books at JSTOR: Open Access JSTOR
De Gruyter Open Books De Gruyter
Other Form: Print version: Key, Alexander (Alexander Matthew). Language between God and the poets. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] 9780520298019 (DLC) 2018009383
ISBN 9780520970144 )
9780520298019 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.1525/luminos.54 doi
AU@ 000062110823

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