The Development of the Arabic Scripts: From the Nabatean Era to the First Islamic Century

The Development of the Arabic Scripts: From the Nabatean Era to the First Islamic Century

Abstract:

In this volume, Beatrice Gruendler addresses a perplexing problem -- the development of Arabic script from its ancestor alphabet, Nabatean. Her work sorts through texts, inscriptions, and papyri to piece together the evolutionary trail of the Arabic alphabet. Profusely illustrated with line drawings and charts, this study will remain a sourcebook for researching the history of Arabic.

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Harvard Semitic Studies - HSS 43

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