Arabic Literature

Das Bild Der Europaer In Der Modernen Arabischen Erzahl-Und Theaterliteratur

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Author:

Wielandt, Rotraud

Publisher:

Beiruter Texte Und Studien

Publisher City:

Beirut

Year:

1980

Edition:

N.A

ISBN:

3-515-03106-5

Weight:

1700 g

Dimensions:

24*17

Reference ID:

21612

Quantity:

2

Keyword:

arabic literature, novels,

xvii, 652 pp of German text including eight pages summary in English & Arabic, publishers’ original warppers, biblio, index. Band 23, Franz Steiner Verlag. 1980
This study traces the pictures of Europeans as shown in modern Arabic fiction through the examination of several hundred novels, short stories, and plays dating from about 1860 until the 1970s. It aims to chart the historical changes of such representations and their constant features. The investigation was geographically limited to works published in Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria during the Ottoman period. The study finds that only the French, English and Germans have a distinct national character which often echoes European beliefs about themselves and other nations. For example, the Germans are depicted as militarists and fanatic supporters of values like strength, discipline, law and order.