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  • The Word the Blade and the Pen
  • Ahmad Al-Jallad
  • English
  • 06 October 2020
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The Word the Blade and the Pen Summary ´ 107 Ex evolution of the world’s fifth most widely spoken language For the first time Arabic’s entire history will be told with a special focus on the primary sources and their socio cultural contexts The evolution of both the language and its associated writing traditions are discussed in light of linguistic historical and archaeological research and presented as a coherent narrative The book is divided into three parts 1 the Word Arabic’s earliest stages when it remained a purely spoken language Evidence for it is preserved in transcri.

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The Word the Blade and the Pen Summary ´ 107 Arabic’s history spans nearly three thousand years The language first appears as a shadowy idiom in the early 1st millennium BCE sporadically attested in ancient rock inscriptions from the southern Levant and North Arabia and fragments in the documents of major empires In Classical Antiuity Arabic flourishes as a written language among the nomads of North Arabia and the Syro Jordanian desert and by mid first millennium CE it had become the language of world empires and international scientific discourse Ahmad Al Jallad plots out the compl.

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The Word the Blade and the Pen Summary ´ 107 Ptions of loanwords personal names and other fragments in the written languages of the time; 2 the Blade this refers to the instrument used to carve rock inscriptions usually a sharp stone or metal blade Arabic is abundantly attested in rock inscriptions from the late first millennium BCE onward; 3 the Pen in the early first millennium CE Arabic is written and freuently in the Nabataean script and in ink This catalyzes the evolution of the Arabic script as we know it and ultimately the transformation of Arabic into a world languageMore info.