Item description for Muhammad in the Modern Egyptian Popular Ballad (Studies in Arabic Literature, Vol 19) by Kamal Abdel-Malek...
This volume is a fascinating, interpretative study of the life of the Prophet Muhammad as depicted in the repertoire of fifty-one contemporary Egyptian singers. The repertoire is extremely diverse and ranges from narrative ballads, classical odes, and Qurcanic chantings, to melodies of the secular songs of well-known Egyptian singers. The `people's' Muhammad appears as both a commanding figure, empowered by the supernatural, and a touchingly vulnerable human being, and provides this study with excellent material for its discussion of a subject that has not received much serious scholarly attention to date.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1997
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004102175 ISBN13 9789004102170
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More About Kamal Abdel-Malek
KAMAL ABDEL-MALEK Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Alberta in Toronto, Canada. MOUNA EL KAHLA currently teaches Arabic at the University of Wollongong, Australia.