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Background and Reference: Online

Quick Links: Books

The following list uses subject 'tags' from bibliographic records in Duke's Online Catalog to pull up lists of books on specific subjects in our collections. Click on one of the subject headings to see a list of relevant titles:

Transliteration of Arabic in Online Catalog

Duke University Libraries use American Library Association and Library of Congress (ALA-LC) approved Romanization tables for the transliteration of records for Arabic into Roman script. To conduct successful searches in the Libraries' online catalog, it is important that search terms be entered in the correct fomat. To familiarize yourself with the Romanization system, check the PDF of the current ALA-LC approved Romanization Tables for Arabic.

Dictionaries

Lane, Edward William.
An Arabic-English lexicon.
Beirut, Librairie du Liban, 1968.
Perkins/Bostock International & Area Studies Reading Room PJ6640 .L3 1968 Check availability @ Duke
Online
Contents: pt. 1. - th.--pt. 2. j - kh.--pt. 3. d - z.--pt. 4. s - s.--pt. 5. d - .--pt. 6. gh - f.--pt. 7. q - m.--pt. 8. n - y, and suppl. to pts. 7 and 8.
Wehr, Hans.
A dictionary of modern written Arabic : (Arabic-English).
Ithaca, N.Y. : Spoken Language Services, c1994.
Lilly Reference PJ6640 .W43 1994
Perkins/Bostock International & Area Studies Reading Room PJ6640 .W43 1994
Perkins/Bostock Reference PJ6640 .W43 1994 Check availability @ Duke
Divinity School Reference PJ6640 .W43 1971 Check availability @ Duke

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Browse the Stacks

The following call number ranges cover works dealing with Arabic language and literature:

  • PJ6001-8517 Arabic Language
  • PJ6690-6697 Ancient Arabic
  • PJ6701-6901 Modern Arabic dialects
  • PJ6950-7144 South Arabian
  • PJ6950-6981 Ancient South Arabian
  • PJ7051-7144 Modern South Arabian
  • PJ7501-8517 Arabic literature
  • PJ7695.8-7796 Individual authors or works

To locate these call number ranges in Perkins/Bostock, please consult this page.

Background & Reference: Paper

Allen, Roger et al. (eds.)
Essays in Arabic literary biography.
Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2009-2011.
Perkins/Bostock Library International & Area Studies Reading Room PJ7521 .E87 2009 v.1-3 Check availability @ Duke
Table of Contents: t. 1. 925-1350 / edited by Terri DeYoung and Mary St. Germain -- t. 2. 1350-1850 / edited by Joseph E. Lowry and Devin J. Stewart -- t. 3. 1850-1950 / edited by Roger Allen.
Altoma, Salih J.
Iraq's modern Arabic literature : a guide to English translations since 1950.
Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2010.
Perkins/Bostock Library International & Area Studies Reading Room Z3014.L56 A46 2010 Check availability @ Duke
eBook
Altoma, Salih J.
Modern Arabic literature in translation : a companion.
London: Saqi, 2005.
Perkins/Bostock Library PJ7538 .A358 2005 Check availability @ Duke
Altoma, Salih J.
Modern Arabic literature : a bibliography of articles, books, dissertations, and translations in English.
Bloomington: Indiana University, 1975.
Library Service Center 016.89275 A469M Check availability @ Duke
ʻĀshūr, Raḍwá (ed.)/رضوى عاشور
Dhākirah lil-mustaqbal : mawsūʻat al-kātibah al-ʻArabīyah, 1873-1999 / ذاكرة للمستقبل : موسوعة الكاتبة العربية، 1873-1999
al-Qāhirah: al-Majlis al-Aʻlá lil-Thaqāfah : Mu'assasat Nūr li-Dirāsāt wa-Abḥāth al-Mar'ah al-ʻArabīyah, 2004.
Perkins/Bostock Library International & Area Studies Reading Room PJ7525.2 .D43 2004 v.1-v.4
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Table of Contents: al-mujallad 1. Lubnān wa-Sūrīyah -- al-mujallad 2. Miṣr wa-al-Sūdān -- al-mujallad 3. al-ʻIrāq, Filasṭīn wa-al-Urdun, al-Maghrib -- al-mujallad 4. al-Jazīrah wa-al-Khalīj wa-al-Yaman wa-al-kātibāt bi-al-lughāt al-ajnabīyah. المجلد 1. لبنان وسورية -- المجلد 2. مصر والسودان -- المجلد 3. العراق، فلسطين والاردن، المغرب -- المجلد 4. الجزيرة والخليج واليمن والكاتبات باللغات الاجنبية.
Bencheikh, Jamel-Eddine.
Dictionnaire de littératures de langue arabe et maghrébine francophone.
Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 2000.
Perkins/Bostock Library International & Area Studies Reading Room PJ7510 .B46 2000 Check availability @ Duke
Dūghān, Aḥmad. / دوغان ، أحمد.
Muʻjam al-ṣawt al-nisāʾī fī al-adab al-ʻArabī al-ḥadīth. / معجم الصوت النسائي في الأدب العربي الحديث.
Ḥalab: Dār al-Thurayyā lil-Nashr wa-al-Tawzīʻ, 2004.
Perkins/Bostock Library International & Area Studies Reading Room PJ7525.2 .D85 2004 Check availability @ Duke
Hunwick, John O. et al. (eds.)
Arabic literature of Africa.
Leiden ; New York: E.J. Brill, 1994-
Perkins/Bostock Library International & Area Studies Reading Room PJ8195 .A375 1994 v.1-v.4 Check availability @ Duke
Table of Contents: v. 1. The writings of eastern Sudanic Africa to c. 1900 / compiled by R.S. O'Fahey, with the assistance of Muhammad Ibrahim Abu Salim ... [et al.] -- v. 2. The writings of central Sudanic Africa / compiled by John O. Hunwick, with the assistance of Razaq Abubakre ... [et al.] -- v. 3, fasc. A. The writings of the Muslim peoples of Northeastern Africa / compiled by R.S. O'Fahey, with the assistance of Hussein Ahmed ... [et al.] -- v. 4. The writings of western Sudanic Africa / compiled by John O. Hunwick, with the assistance of Ousmane Kane ... [et al.]
Khalīl, Khalīl Aḥmad.
Mawsūʻat aʻlām al-ʻArab al-mubdiʻīn fī al-qarn al-ʻishrīn.
Bayrūt: al-Muʾassasah al-ʻArabīyah lil-Dirāsāt wa-al-Nashr, 2001.
Perkins/Bostock Library International & Area Studies Reading Room DS37.2 .K48 2001 v.1-3 Check availability @ Duke
Mawsūʻat aʻlām al-ʻulamāʼ wa-al-udabāʼ al-ʻArab wa-al-Muslimīn. / موسوعة أعلام العلماء والأدباء العرب والمسلمين.
Bayrūt; Tūnis: Dār al-Jīl; al-Munaẓẓamah al-ʻArabīyah lil-Tarbiyah wa-al-Thaqāfah wa-al-ʻUlūm, 2004-<2009>
Perkins/Bostock Library International & Area Studies Reading Room BP70 .M38 2004 v.1-15, v.18-19 Check availability @ Duke
McAuliffe, Jane Dammen (ed.)
Encyclopaedia of the Qur'ān.
Leiden: Brill, 2001-2006.
Divinity School Library BP133 .E53 2001 v.1-5, Index Check availability @ Duke
Meisami, Julie Scott and Paul Starkey (eds.)
The Routledge encyclopedia of Arabic literature.
London: Routledge, 2010.
Perkins/Bostock Library International & Area Studies Reading Room PJ7510 .R76 2010 Check availability @ Duke
Rebstock, Ulrich.
Maurische Literaturgeschichte.
Würzburg: Ergon, 2001.
Perkins/Bostock Library International & Area Studies Reading Room Z3706 .R43 2001 Bd.1-Bd.3 Check availability @ Duke
Rubayʻī, Fāliḥ. / ربيعي، فالح.
Kuttāb muʻāṣirūn : aʻlām al-nathr al-ʻArabī al-muʻāṣir, ḥayātuhum, asālībuhum, wa-namādhij min āthārihim / كتاب معاصرون : أعلام النثر العربي المعاصر، حياتهم، أساليبهم، و نماذج من آثارهم
Bayrūt: Dār al-Kātib al-ʻArabī lil-Ṭibāʻah wa-al-Nashr wa-al-Tawzīʻ, 2011.
Perkins/Bostock Library International & Area Studies Reading Room PJ7521 .R83 2011 Check availability @ Duke
Sakkūt, Ḥamdī.حمدي السكوت.
Qāmūs al-adab al-ʻArabī al-ḥadīth / قاموس الادب العربي الحديث
Madīnat Naṣr, al-Qāhirah: Dār al-Shurūq, 2007.
Perkins/Bostock Library PJ7521 .Q36 2007 Check availability @ Duke
Zaydān, Jūzīf.
Maṣādir al-adab al-nisāʾī fī al-ʻālam al-ʻArabī al-ḥadīth, 1800-1996.
Bayrūt: al-Muʾassasah al-ʻArabīyah lil-Dirāsāt wa-al-Nashr, 1999.
Perkins/Bostock Library International & Area Studies Reading Room PJ7604.W66 Z393 1999 Check availability @ Duke

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